Many of us use the word, around other adults, as President Bush did recently, not expecting to be picked up by nearby microphones. His words were played on TV and reprinted in many newspapers, some sanitized the word, others like my local paper didn't. In our local Sunday paper, we got part three of a story about twin brothers joining the Marines and their experiences at Camp Pendleton. Direct quote from one of the brothers "Our drill instructors always show us off, and we don't get shit for being twins, either". Even the recent Volkswagen airbag ads end with "Holy Sh....", it's obvious what they're saying. I'm hardly a choirboy that never swears, but there are places where it's unacceptable. I would never swear in front of my sisters children, in a meeting with upper management, a job interview, etc. If you're hanging out with your buddies, it's no big deal, but if there are kids around, you pay attention to your language. An eight year old child is probably not going to be reading a news story about twin marines, and will eventually learn all the curse words we all know, but it sure seems like they're getting plenty of early exposure.