Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor

Subject: Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:25:34 -0700

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On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM, <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

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> F*#&-ing Jesus !
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> Ah, the moral outrage of it all: four-letter words! AnGLO-SaxONisms! How
> TRULY repugnant!!!
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> "Good taste"?!?
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> WHOSE good taste?
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> The "rules"?
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> Who cares!
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> Heaven help us if someone actually writes as humans actually talk.
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> And wow -- just wow. The way some folks recoil at words. Language. SYMBOLS.
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> I mean: "fuck" is verboten -- but "fornicate" is accepable?
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> Gimme a break....
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> ----- 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
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> 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 list—nothing more,
> nothing less.
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> 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.
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> At this point I think Bobby and others fully understand: humor=a resounding
> YES; profanity=not appreciated.
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> P.S. I also did not find Joe Biden's "f-bomb" to be amusing.
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> > Chris
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> > 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><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
> >
> > I 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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References:
Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor: From: Chris Morton
Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor: From: mattgras

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