“Bad” words don’t bother me. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mother who talked like a trucker. No offense to all of the truckers out there reading my blog. Maybe it’s because I spent ten years doing stand-up comedy, where the F-word is often used as a verb, noun, adjective, and even an adverb by the most grammatically talented. The only reason I am even using “the F-word” here, rather than just saying the word, is because my boss sometimes reads my blog, and I don’t want to get fired.
In case you didn’t know, you can get fired for using the “wrong” language at work. AJ Clemente did.
He was a new anchor at KFYR in North Dakota. It was his FIRST day on the job, when he whispered “f-wording s-word” to himself, not realizing that the microphone was live. Really, in the scope of things, it was a minor event. No one was injured or killed.
Here is the story, including a video clip:
I guess a lot of people find words offensive. Really, I find grown people saying things like “the f-word” far more annoying and offensive than the actual word. Seriously, hearing grown people talk like they are in kindergarten is annoying. I also find war, human trafficking, famine, child pornography, door-to-door solicitors, and animal abuse to be far more offensive than any word.
AJ, I know you just lost your first job in broadcasting, but let’s look on the bright side here. First of all, you got to be on the Today Show with MATT LAUER. That is something that is first on my bucket list. Second, you escaped North Dakota. With all of the f-word publicity, you should be able to get a job in a state with a real population and climate. I say you shoot for Hawaii. Once you find that next job, remember not to f-word it up.