Re: [OT[UnOfficial Unsubscribe FAQ
On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 13:09:42 -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Several words have been used in this thread (it happens in other threads
> also) that have traditionally been considered "foul language", at least
> in my Texan culture, although without a standard definition of "foul
> language" it's hard to claim with any absolute certainty that "this"
> word is foul and "that" word is not. Still, my momma would've whooped me
> good for using some of that language, and the FCC would have come down
> hard on any broadcaster using such language 10 or 15 years ago, although
> lately it seems to let almost anything on the airwaves. My general
> thought is that if most people would not say it in church or in front of
> a pastor/preacher/priest/rabbi/mom, it's foul language.
That's a pretty good definition.
With regard to foul language in posts, I think that the net effect is
probably that it demeans the poster more than it offends the reader.
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