The article "Curses!" (Nov. 14) made too little reference to the relationship between what we say and what we feel. Swear words and cursing are the strongest verbal expressions of displeasure that we have. When such words are used for annoyances, such as a minor problem with a computer printer or a long traffic light, there is nothing left to use when something really bad happens. It is not surprising to me that, at those times, some people find cursing no longer relieves the frustration and turn to violence.
It is important to teach our children that cursing is not the only verbal means of expressing dissatisfaction. If we are able to do this, then perhaps our world will be a little less violent.