Heh. The end of 2011 brought the end of my swear jar challenge. I just tallied up the damage and I found $16.50 in my change bank. At 25 cents a swear word, I swore only 66 times last year. Not too shabby considering roughly half of those were in the first month.
I think the swear jar was effective since I no longer reflexively swear, but can now use it for added emphasis which is much more effective. Those who swear constantly come across as knuckleheads.
I had planned on donating the damage to the local animal shelter, but $16.50 is kind of puny so I'll give $66.
Another challenge knocked out.