This morning I enjoyed 3 games of racquetball. Played doubles with 3 guys I've played with before. It was a good workout.
One of the guys has been careful in the past to curtail his language when we've played. It's not been something I've requested. But I think he has just tried to be "respectful". Until today!
After a while I said (with a smile), "Man, if words beginning with the letters "S" and "F" were removed from your vocabulary you'd be a mute!"
His response? "I can't help it. I'm from Jersey." I have to add, I've heard that same line before from others.
I happen to know some folks from New Jersey who aren't potty mouthed and rude. So someone help me understand why your home state gives you license to be offensive.
Maybe it's too much time on the Turnpike?