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A word about the F-word (and others)

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Notice I didn't say Happy fucking Thanksgiving—not because I couldn't but because it really wouldn't have added much... Just want to make a point, I hope not the point you expect, about swearing in your blogs. My policy is I don't belive in censorship, and honestly, I feel like when it comes to people under-20, there's a lot of sexism in that censorship. Like it's OK for boys to swear and talk about sex, but not for the young ladies.

All this to say: Swearing is ALLOWED on your blogs. But it is by no means REQUIRED. Don't feel like you have to because everyone else is, in which case the words lose their impact anyway and just proliferate. What will we have to pull out next?

From there, I leave it up to you and your creative vocabularies.
As ever,
Published Nov 23 2007, 05:58 PM by AmyG



amyh said:

I had been wondering about that... haha. Not that I curse, really. But I noticed some other people seemed to be sensoring themselves and I wasn't sure if it was necessary?

Speaking of Thanksgiving! My dad asked me the other day what YOU guys do for Thanksgiving up in NYC. When I told him I didn't ask you, he was like, "What! Why not?!" Soooo. Er. Big feast, small feast? I feel so intrusive asking such questions, haha.

November 23, 2007 4:23 PM

jordynt said:

Yeah, I don't cuss at all. My worst word is "crap" or "heck", normally. It just... I don't know... doesn't add anything, you know?

Ha, speaking of which. I'm trying to get rid of all the unneeded "like"s in my talking/writing. And the "totally"s too.

November 23, 2007 5:58 PM

zulayr said:

hehe. guilty. -_-

i'll post some pics of my nephew- and one of me and my uncle that looks SO incredibly cute and cheek pinching- on my blog soon! Hope your Thanksgiving was great :)

November 23, 2007 6:32 PM

jasmines said:

Well, when I swore in my blog (it sounds really bad when I say it like that) it automatically censored the text.  Is there a way I can undo that?

November 24, 2007 5:59 PM