1. Do you remember the first time you heard a “curse” word?
It was my Grandpa Nall. We were out in his shop out back, tinkering, and he dropped something and screamed out, “Damn it!” I was probably four or five years old and come from a home where swearing was just not part of the vocabulary.
2. Do you remember the first time you uttered a “curse” word?
Probably on a Boy Scout outing and knowing my clumsiness while hammering in tent spikes.
3. Besides “fuck” (because that is the undisputed best curse word!), what is the best “curse” word?
You can, of course, choose any of the words from George Carlin’s Seven Words list but for pure profane cursed perfection, go with Shakespeare: “Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood.” – King Lear.
4. Have you ever heard your grandparents use profanity?
See above. But, in addition to the above, I saw my grandma flip the bird at another driver in rush-hour Grand Junction traffic. I seem to remember a cigarette hanging from her lips at the time as well.
5. What was the first “R” rated movie you saw without your parents?
Probably Jaws on HBO when I was about 15 or 16?