In response to Amy Dillon Sewell's letter, there are no "bad" words (Mailbox, Sept. 12). Yes, the English language has much beauty and ingenuity, including the unique meaning and tenor of "curse" words. These words impart a particular nuance of meaning that cannot be attained with other words. They are completely legitimate and useful words of the English language. Sometimes they are the only words that can convey the feelings being expressed. Only those corrupted by mythological religious beliefs could be offended by words.
Rick Siegfried, Eureka