Swearing, of course, is not the prerogative of all men. Many lack the natural gift for it, and others are too timorous. For such toters of inferiority complexes there is a repertory of what may be called denaturalized profanity. H.L. Mencken, The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States
More than a quarter of an inch so far and Missy is not happy about it. Missy’s self conception is that of a free spirit of a certain sort. But truth be told, she’s a creature of habit. It’s well past time for the morning run and she has a lot of pent up energy.