Now, James V. O'Connor-founder of the Cuss Control Academy-offers the first book to explain why we swear and how we can learn to hold our tongues. "Cuss Control" doesn't call for the total elimination of swearing, just for its confinement to situations where extreme emotion (think hammer, think thumb) demand it. His program for easing us off the gutter-talk highway involves alternative "potent phrases" for classic curses, including the F-word; ways to communicate clearly rather than use lazy language; and tips on adjusting our attitude and abolishing obscenities.
Packed with practical exercises and tips, as well as thoughtful reflection on how we've worked ourselves up into such a state of affairs, "Cuss Control" is a refreshing celebration of the joys of a civil tongue.
"O'Connor is not ready to rid the world of dirty words. He just thinks less cursing is the key to a less stressful world, and maintains that even natural-born cursers can learn to control their anger along with their language."
- ISBN-13: 9780595391479
- ISBN-10: 0595391478
- Publisher: iUniverse
- Publish Date: April 2006
- Page Count: 264
- Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.86 pounds