I've been at my current school for a couple of terms now and am enjoying it, on the whole. There's just one negative thing and it's annoying, but I'm not sure what the best thing to do is. You see, the staffroom is the place where I've always escaped to, for a bit of downtime away from the (secondary) kids. It's my bolthole, as, I'm sure, is the case for most of my colleagues. However, there's a small but significant minority of staff who can't seem to put a sentence together without using the f-word and other colourful expletives. I really hate this, as I abhor bad language. They don't swear in front of the students and it makes me feel uncomfortable, so much so that I don't feel OK in there any more. I can't relax due to the verbal abuse I'm overhearing on a daily basis. In over 30 years teaching, I have never come across this before, but there are about a dozen in this group and they are making things very unpleasant for me. I'm wondering if I should try to do something about this. At the same time, these other teachers are simply venting their frustrations about things and have a right to do this. I just wish they could do it without the swear words. Maybe I'm being old-fashioned and a fuddy-duddy, but I'd like to be able to sit and unwind without a stream of profanities in the background. What do you think, please?