Inappropriate Language

Subject: Inappropriate Language
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 16:55:02 +0100

Hello,


* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Chris Hamilton an All am 17.09.96

CH> From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>

CH> especially against the people who said they
CH> stopped reading when they reached that word.

I simply cannot believe that anyone might stop reading an article simply
because of a single word that might be unappropriate. May be that I did not
grasp fully what it meant as I am no native speaker.

But the most important message I take from such a word in this list simply is:
The author was helpless, unable to express himself. For a native speaker this
would be an extremely bad sign. But being offended? Certainly not.

But there are cultural differences even between the US and Europe.


Greetings from Germany,
Alexander

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