When Rhett said that he didn’t give a damn
to Scarlett in that famed scene we all know,
it was a little scandalous back then
to hear that damn word at the movie show!
Who said the bad word first?. . . It shouldn’t matter
on whom that strange distinction was bestowed.
The world was changing. Right around the corner
Rock and Roll was ready to explode!
And even long before “Gone With the Wind,”
words much more vulgar had through history
been used by folks in nearly every culture
in every level of society!
Good taste and etiquette still do remain
among the educated, yet a gang
of thugs inside a movie would sound lame
with dialog like “I don’t give a dang!”