Yep - this is pretty much how we talk. I tend to do a fairly good job editing my language when I type - only using it for emphasis - but in my day to day 'not behind a computer' life, the curse words flow like crazy. I'm pretty sure I got it from my mom (hi, mom!) and Rj, no doubt, got it from the military.
Rj mentioned today that he thought it would be a good idea for us to start paying more attention to what we say - mainly so we don't raise a socially unacceptable child. And after seeing the stares that the poor mom of a four year old yelling 'Jesus' repeatedly at Gymboree the other day received from the fellow moms, I most certainly don't want to be put in that same situation. So, starting today, we have a plan to clean up our language.
I've heard tons of people do the 'put a quarter in a jar every time you curse', but I'd really like to buy groceries this coming up week. Our plan is to hit each other when we don't correct ourselves. I'm probably going to be pretty black and blue in the near future, but rest assured that it's all for a good cause.
By the way, unacceptable words include 'dang', 'frickin', and 'retard'. Acceptable terms are 'fudge' and 'golly gee'. I'm thinking I should maybe just stop talking altogether.