I was actually made to stay after school (public school) one afternoon in the spring of 1969 for swearing.
Actually I had "warned" some fellow students privately not to say certain words I heard for the first time uttered the previous night by my older sister following a heated argument she had with our parents.
Two of the students immediately tattled on me and suddenly I was in SERIOUS trouble. I had to go to the principal's office and my parents were notified.
Years later I noticed that some of the students who turned me in were themselves now swearing quite regularly. I thought it a bit pathetic/ironic, but then again I thought that maybe I helped to initially corrupt them the same way my sister did to me.
At any rate it gives one some idea of how society's attitude toward and discipline of immoral behavior have deteriorated since then.
Finding from the article: "Cursing can be valuable, relieving us of pain (think hammer on finger) or helping us bond with others (like workers complaining about their managers)."
So the cat's finally out of the bag! You DON'T have to practice self control in difficult situations and it really is okay to join in with others in unwholesome speech! And all this time I thought that blue haze over the city was smog... What a load of- what?! The article SAID it was ok! All the more reason to season our speech with grace, taming the tongue, and practicing self control.
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29