One of the things that separates Us from Them is our conduct.
Attempting to give an apology he was stopped short by Jackson who said.
" Nothing can justify profanity"
I'm not saying all folks from the south adhere to Jackson's statement.
Even I have been known to let a cuss word fly out. Usually it has something to do with traffic in my case.
And I am in the confines of my car. No one can hear me.
But as a general rule I and many others refrain from public displays of profanity.
In a back room poker game profanity is expected and used as a bluff many times.
But in a public setting I find it unacceptable / unnecessary.
I do see, more times than I should, Southern folks in comments sections on line using inappropriate language.
My buddy John Stone's put it this way -- " Cursing is the result of a weak mind, trying to be forceful"
I wish all Southerner's would take to heart General Jackson's statement " Nothing can justify profanity."
( yes even in poker games) The same applies to the northern friendly folks.
I was going to shine the light on one northern fellow in particular, but he would just love more attention, so I decided against it.
So what I'm saying is -- "let's all try to be a bit more respectful in our conduct and use something other than profanity". I'll do my part !