According to the built-in dictionary on Apple computers:Profanity | prəˈfanədē | noun (plural profanities) is blasphemous or obscene language: an outburst of profanity. a swear word; an oath. irreligious or irreverent behavior. The word originated in the mid-16th century, but curses have likely been part of human speech since the beginning of human speech. Whomever first stubbed their toe on a rock likely muttered or screamed out something while in pain. But who decided which words were profane and which weren’t? I don’t know. I know there are words that can’t be said on television or the radio. WARNING: the rest of this post contains f**king profanity.
Welcome to day five of my ten-day series of Valentine’s Day inspired blog posts. Yesterday, I wrote about my favorite love/hate songs. Today’s featured songs are about non-romantic love. This can be love for your friends, love for your parents, love for your children, or love for other family members. It’s a sweet and often unconditional love in its purest form. The first song on the list is my favorite song. I used to sing it to my daughter, Meredith, every night when she was a baby and toddler. It was the only one that calmed her down.