RE: Creative Writing Assignment - humor

Subject: RE: Creative Writing Assignment - humor
From: "Richard Melanson" <rmelanson -at- spirecorp -dot- com>
To: <mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net>, "salt morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 13:54:58 -0400

Do you have very long hair, maybe wear a tie dye shirt, smoke weed considering it pleasurable and benign, believe in free love, believe in the recreational use of psychotropic drugs, and consider yourself outside of the rules of society??

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From: techwr-l-bounces+rmelanson=spirecorp -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+rmelanson=spirecorp -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of mattgras -at- comcast -dot- net
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:18 PM
To: salt morton
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Creative Writing Assignment - humor



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....




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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 list-nothing 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
>
>  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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