Yup, one day, I overheard my daughter saying this. She was in 7th grade at the time, so she was probably 12 years old. “F&#” is a word I don’t tolerate, along with a few words referring to female genitalia. Any more, though, it seems cussing is as nondescript in conversation as using “like” or “um.” As a band parent, I’ve learned to ignore the poor language among students, but if their band director caught them…well…he’d choke them out. I’ve been known to drop a cuss word or two in class. They pop out. I also don’t mind when students use them, so long as they don’t use the ones I disapprove of. “f&#” has become so commonplace people don’t even realize they’re using it anymore.
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