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Re: Front Paging Profanity

by @rocks (Scribe)
on Oct 22, 2002 at 04:54 UTC ( #206981=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Front Paging Profanity

I am 13 years old and my dad cuses all the time. It bugs the heck outta me but what's worse is when I see it on the internet. I think that people shouldn't cuss to look big or to not look like the little kids they are. Of course many that cuss are adults but mostly they are children who try to act cool.

On the topic of 'what is a cuss word and what isn't' I think that maybe the gods should deal with this issue or that maybe we should just agree to 'cutting back' usage (not that I use cuss words on PM anyway). This would apease people like Mr. Muskrat and me while not making the cussers (excuse the label) cut cold turkey which they can probably agree to. I even let one slip once or twice at school so it is understandable that these PM users are unknowingly cussing on their posts or in the CB. Although for my dad things will never change from, "God D*mn it" to, "ah, crap". I am not going to say what is wrong and what is right I just think a little less might help. Also, thinking of the subject of 'front page', what if a potential new user comes to this site and sees a bunch of "d*mns" in the opening nodes? This would probably discourage him somewhat if not totally from joining.

I say, Let the Democratic-Republic way of dealing with things (I realize not everyone at PM is in the US), take place in this small cyber world of PM to decide the fate of these complaints now and in the future. I think it would be a good idea to petition the gods about this idea if that were possible and I think that is another idea to make petitioning the gods a 'supreme court' if you will of dealing with subjects that are major or over a friar's line of authority.


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