"Why So Many Bleep Words?"

Written by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

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So, what's this got to do withrepparttar writer's birthplace? Easy, southern writers would use more words like sugar and swanee and dadgummit! Plus, any well-brought up southern gentleman knows his mama will pop him inrepparttar 118279 forehead if he usesrepparttar 118280 Lord's name in vain--especially in front of a lady. It's infuriating, but I guess they weren't raised any better, bless their hearts...

Now, y'all have a great day and drop by my porch, (http://www.allthingssouthern.com), anytime you want to chat.

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson lives in Louisiana with her husband and teenagers. Her writing celebrates the charm and beauty of the South. You can find her memoir, “Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road”, at http://www.allthingssouthern.com.

Silver linings are everywhere.

Written by David Leonhardt

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Others who are thrilled about this great scientific discovery include sea horses, pipefish, elk andrepparttar 118289 ever beloved sea cucumber. I am still not sure whether that last one is a joke.

So, is Viagrarepparttar 118290 butt of countless jokes orrepparttar 118291 scourge ofrepparttar 118292 Internet? If you look for silver linings, it is neither. It isrepparttar 118293 savior of endangered species. Now that I've helped clear that up for you, what else do you deride? What else upsets you? Can you find a silver lining? I'm sure you can. If Viagra is a good thing, can there be anything bad?

David Leonhardt is the Happy Guy, author of "Climb your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness at http://www.TheHappyGuy.com/happiness-self-help-book.html. Visit him at http://www.TheHappyGuy.com.

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