Updated: Jan 20, 2021
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde
As you begin to travel and are exposed to other cultures, people, and languages, you will notice various differences in social norms. In Tennessee, US, you will hear “bless your heart” in a syrupy sweet southern accent. Rarely will you hear this same grandma utter a curse word.
So it comes as no surprise when we travel internationally we are taken by surprise by the ease others let “vulgarities” roll of their tongues.
While in Scotland, we must admit we were caught off guard by our 70-year-old Scottish native who dropped the “C--t word.”
Not a word we use on a regular basis and didn’t warrant our criticism.
When in Rome.
Besides, this same new friend would have handed us our asses and called us both “eejits.”
It is better to go with the flow and not take things so serious. Life is too short. Curse a little. There is nothing like a good: shit...damn...or...fuck.