An excerpt from Dale's Meyer Minute this morning.
In August of 1776 George Washington made his displeasure known. "The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to check it, and both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly." (Facts about the Presidents in The Arizona Republic, February 16, 2004; B8).