I’m not opposed to swearing, and I am now and then favorably impressed by someone’s perfectly appropriate use of a swearwords. But I usually try to avoid swearing myself.
That’s partly because — once I get started — I boringly overindulge. And it’s also because I’m not very clever at it. In my clumsy hands, swear words become mere meaningless intensifiers. No more amusing than exclamation points. I’m one of those people who would risk putting you to sleep if I started cussing at you.
Hence, I tend to avoid swearing while often enough admiring it in people who can do it better than me.
Which raises the question: What don’t you like in yourself that you like in others?