I've made an observation, which I am quite proud of because I am usually notoriously unobservant. Although, the object of the observation itself isn't something of which to be particularly proud.
I don't swear. But I have noticed that people who, as far as I can tell, don't generally swear (and would probably tell kids not to) feel quite fine about swearing when it's in writing. In particular, on Facebook and like places.
Perhaps it's just because I know a lot of these people from church. Everyone knows you aren't supposed to swear in church. Maybe I am wrong to assume that the young men and ladies with me who are teaching Sunday School to the youngsters aren't the type to swear about trivial matters. It just seems odd to me.
Now, before I come off as too judgemental, I don't really understand the concept of bad language myself. Bad grammar, yes, but bad language? What is it that makes a word inherently bad? Actually, can anything become inherently bad, because surely these words weren't considered totally inappropriate when they first appeared.
Shouldn't it be the context, or the intent of the word that renders it "bad"? Or if you're quite conservative, perhaps even the topic? Why does one word get labeled unacceptable while others like it aren't? I don't see why someone can say "shoot", but not "shit", unless it's the meaning that counts. But if it's meaning that counts, why may we still say "crap"?
I cringe when I hear people throwing the f word around, because I dislike the meaning. And since damn is an actual curse, rather than just coarse, I would really prefer that expression to disappear, except in context when something actually is or deserves to be cursed. But I don't see why some language, in and of itself, is considered bad.
But it is considered bad, and so I find it odd that so many "Christians", while denouncing it publicly in church, use it without a second thought elsewhere. Maybe they're like me, and just don't really consider the language to be bad. They just restrain themselves in church to avoid shocking any children or parents. Sadly, however, I doubt it.
Speaking of bad language in context:
"Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, 'If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realize that this also is God.' The Christian replies, 'Don't talk damned nonsense.'" C. S. Lewis