Hey potty mouth moms ... could you stop cussing -- for a week?!
If you live in California you might. The state Assembly passed a resolution today making the first week of March "Cuss Free Week." If approved by the state Senate, it will take effect immediately. While lawmakers acknowledge that there is no actual enforcement in the resolution, they say this will promote "greater harmony and connectedness" among citizens. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, co-author of the measure, says "I've always wondered why we behave differently when grandma is watching than when we're on our own."
The resolution was inspired by 16-year-old McKay Hatch who started a No Cussing Club at his junior high in 2007. Hatch, who went all the way to the state capital to show his support for the legislation, says he sees a link between cursing and other bad behavior, like bullying and drug use. "Cussing is a hard habit to break," the teen says, "but anyone can do it."
Could YOU give up cursing? More importantly, do you agree that it leads to delinquent behavior?