Cursing is so out of hand nowadays. I was brought up that it is not ladylike to use these words. Trying to parent teens in 2010, without them using these words is really a hard task. I have the ying and the yang. One loves these words and one knows you are looked down upon and judged by others when using these words.
In an era of computer chaos, these curse words are used in texting, emails, and chat rooms. It just seems like socially accepted words. I laugh when I am playing mahjong with friends at a local bagel store, teens will walk in and sit down curse to the point of obsessiveness, and not care if other people are around them. So what is a parent to do? Sometimes I will join in by using these words, and other times I just ignore them. I would be delving out consequences on a twenty four hour basis. It is not worth it, it is a waste of time.