Ranty Friday this week and I am talking about the C word. To me the most offensive of any word and one that I cannot bring myself to ever use.
Is it right to use it?
And more specifically is it right to use it when describing somebody doing their job? Okay they may be doing it badly but does that give you the right to call them that word?
Even if you ARE Dom Joly.
It appeared on Wednesday that Dom Joly was having an issue with Cineworld. Fair enough he was angry and took to Twitter. I do the same. But to then finish the Tweet with the C word? Is that right?
Is it okay for the person who reads and manages that Twitter stream to have to read that?
Can you imagine going to work and having to deal with stuff like that? No. I can’t either.
Yes, I get angry. I was furious with Yodel on Wednesday over a delivery that should have been here on Tuesday but did I swear at them? No.
And I did not and certainly would never use the C word in a tweet to somebody doing their job.
Dom Joly says it is just a word.
So is faggot.
Do we ever use that anymore?
I get really angry when people are abusive to other people just trying to do their job. It is rarely their fault that something has gone wrong, and is never the fault of the person running the Twitter feed.
Ranting, losing your temper, and swearing is not going to get you a result. And then continuing to rage when I asked a question because, well maybe I was wrong? Maybe it is just a word. I asked Twitter. Maybe tweets of support would come in for Dom and people would say I was being a prude and should get over it. There were two of those. The rest overwhelming, were agreeing with me.
And then Dom Joly showed his true colours which makes me think that if you think using the C word publicly, to people you don’t know, is acceptable you just aren’t particularly nice, and are, in fact, quite angry alot of the time (disclaimer, if you want to use it amongst people you know and who know you use it, fair enough, I don’t have a problem with that, I am talking publicly here):
Seems using the C word just makes you look a tit. And losing your temper with people who are the ones buying your DVDs and watching your TV programmes makes you a bigger tit in my opinion.
Even if you are Dom Joly
I shall wear being blocked by him on Twitter as a badge of honour.
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