If You Curse A Lot in Your Writing, I’ll Probably Stop Reading Immediately

At the end of the day, our writing isn’t always going to be for everyone

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson
3 min readFeb 16, 2023
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The other day, I came across an article with a headline that really intrigued me. Upon clicking on it, I was eagerly looking forward to reading what this author had to say. However, after a few sentences, I immediately lost interest.

I no longer cared to continue reading what they had to say nor did I care to learn about the point they were trying to make. I just stopped, exited the page, and continued on with my day without a second thought.

So, what caused this sudden loss of interest you may ask? Well, to be brutally honest, there was just way too much cursing for my taste.

As ridiculous as this may seem, do hear me out first.

I realize after admitting this seemingly silly pet peeve of mine, I myself have probably already lost some readers just now. And that’s fine. But, for those of you who are still with me, here’s my explanation.

Frankly, I’ve never been a huge fan of cursing in general. Not in spoken conversation nor in writing. It’s just not who I am. And that could possibly be attributed to how I was raised — a fun combination of growing up in a primarily Christian…



Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

Writer, Runner, Mother. I write about work, relationships, culture, and life in general.