The cabaret artist Gerhard Polt thinks curse lessons at school are a good idea. "If teachers would go through with their children how to learn to abuse; if they would introduce them to the culture of insults, how it was, how it changes or how it could be, that would be wonderful," said the author and filmmakers the "Münchner Merkur" on Mother Language Day (February 21).
One often swears in dialect, "because the dialect is the language that is physically and mentally closer," said Polt (80). "I think swearing is also a sign of vitality. Those who swear are alive. They fight back, they don't give up, they defend themselves. Attack is the best defense, they say. Swearing has to do with passion."