Folks seemed to like the last post I did with a few writing suggestions that hopefully would help when writing about everyone’s favorite doctor, so I thought I would add a few more suggestions that have come to mind while reading the awesome Star Trek fanfiction that’s all over the place here! Again, this is not a criticism of anyone’s writing!! Also, I might be veering into headcanon territory, so if it is - just go with it!
1. Just because you’re from the south doesn’t mean that you don’t know how to use correct grammar. McCoy is clearly an educated dude! He would not say “ain’t” or “he done that” or anything else that would cause your English teacher to cringe.
2. Southern gentlemen do not say f–k! Nope! Now, I’m not saying that some men around here don’t say the “mother of all curse words”, but a GENTLEMAN would never say it, therefore, McCoy wouldn’t say it. It totally throws me off when I read this in a story. Mild cursing like “dammit” is heard, but generally not in mixed company and only under extreme duress. This rule pretty much goes for all the major curse words. As my husband says, “Cursing won’t win you any friends, but it can sure lose you some.