I never knew there was an art to swearing. I just knew I had never tried it. At 16 I was working at a retail place and had made several ‘friends’ (I use that term very loosely). One of them, J, decided it was high time I learned how to swear. On our breaks he would help me practice.
As the days went on he would prompt me on when a swear was appropriate (or not) and which tone of voice to use.
After a few (maybe 2 or 3) weeks of this, J declared: You are NOT good at this – just go back to not swearing at all!
And I did.
There is an art to swearing, and thankfully I have never learned it. 😀