Mike Huckabee said it was “trashy” to throw the f-word around in a professional business environment and the blogosphere, both left and right, has picked this as the “Really Ridiculous Thing to Get Outraged Over” for today.
“In a business meeting … in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting,” Huckabee said. “In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it!””This is worse than locker-room talk,” Huckabee added. “This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman and for a woman to say them in a professional setting. … As we would say in the South: ‘That’s just trashy.'”
I don’t care for Mike Huckabee, and I strongly oppose his presidential aspirations. But this seems like a really silly thing to go nanners about. For Set’s sake, he expressed an opinion about vulgarity, he didn’t propose to outlaw speech he found offensive (like a leftist would do).
FWIW I think the world would be a better place without people using the f-word in its various forms as rhetorical punctuation; I agree that such use marks one as trashy, whether man or woman.