Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor

Subject: Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
From: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
To: salt morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:17:38 +0000 (UTC)



F*#&-ing Jesus !



Ah, the moral outrage of it all: four-letter words! AnGLO-SaxONisms! How TRULY repugnant!!!



"Good taste"?!?



WHOSE good taste?



The "rules"?



Who cares!



Heaven help us if someone actually writes as humans actually talk.



And wow -- just wow. The way some folks recoil at words. Language. SYMBOLS.



I mean: "fuck" is verboten -- but "fornicate" is accepable?



Gimme a break....




----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:52:06 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor

This is exactly where I'm coming from. I love the humor that is occasionally
found here, but I am also cognizant of the rules of the listânothing more,
nothing less.

Before a few that I know very well, at times I have been known to use that
same language in my speech. Good taste, however, dictates that anything
shared herein would also be entirely suitable for any business meeting where
a good laugh brings folks together. In today's PC world, I would never
consider sprinkling those words in a joke I was retelling in such an
environment.

At this point I think Bobby and others fully understand: humor=a resounding
YES; profanity=not appreciated.

P.S. I also did not find Joe Biden's "f-bomb" to be amusing.

> Chris

>
> I had to chuckle at most of the post, but *I could easily have dispensed
> with the language at the end*. I'd have appreciated a heads-up that it
> was coming so that I might have chosen whether to read on.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim.pinkham <techwr-l-bounces%2Bjim.pinkham>=
> voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:27 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
>
> ÂI agree completely with Chris. As has been pointed out endlessly,
> posting to TECHWR-L is like speaking from the stage of "a large lecture
> hall full of people in your profession."
>
> If we avoided humor, it would be a damn sad lecture hall. Figuring out
> which jokes to tell and how to tell them is a tough call that I've
> gotten wrong more than once.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris Morton
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:55 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
> >
> > The intended humor aspect is fine. Please don't refrain from posting
> > more humor aimed at our vocation or intended audiences.
> >
> > I'm not the list admin by any stretch, but I believe some bits of
> > "language"
> > are inappropriate given the rules of the list. further, the humor is
> > intact using substitute words (as found in the link I posted earlier).
>
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