It was nice. It didn't make shows or songs one bit less interesting. Quite the contrary.
But things have changed. Americans are now comfortable with profanity: 72% of men and 58% of women swear in public. In one study, 64% admitted they use the F word.*
But God hasn't changed. He still expects Christians to "censor" all bad language from our speech. When our culture turns dark, we're supposed to shine like stars (Philippians 2:14-15).
"Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth" Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)
That verse alone should convict us to clean up our speech, but here's an additional word from Jesus: "everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken." Matthew 12:36
Now that's a verse worth "chewing on."
*I didn't find statistics for using God's name in vain which I consider the worse offense.
Sources: Swearing, Profanity
To read a few more facts about cussing (did you know psychologists think it replaces childhood crying?), check out Bite Size Bible Study.