Re: Improper language??

Subject: Re: Improper language??
From: Guilden <guilden -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 09:43:17 -0400

> Why? If someone who has just finished a liverwurst sandwich is belching
> in your face while he is talking to you, should you ignore the stench
> and keep listening? Or do you ask him to refrain from the belching,
> step back, rinse his mouth, and then state what he has to say? To me, a
> person who resorts to profanity has already lost the discussion. The
> profanity belies his frustration and his ability to support his views.
> >
> >To all those people who were so mortally wounded by the use of a certain
> >"foul" and "vulgar" term - how have you managed to survive so long?

> The wound was self-inflicted. His resorting to a "single" vulgarity
> took more away from his views than he could put back in. This even if
> he had expressed them with the wisdom of Solomon and the writing flair
> of Shakespeare.

> >Come on, you're grown-ups, nobody's going to collapse or explode if
> >someone occasionally slips into the vernacular.

> But someone has collapsed - the original poster! And by supporting the
> use of the vulgarity and chastising those who speak against it, he has
> sucked

I'm afraid I was with you up until the word "su***d" above. Now, I can no
longer continue after such a display of
profanity.

Cheers,
Ben Milstead

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