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Watch your mouth

December 27th, 2008 at 06:13 pm

I enjoy geek articles, I enjoy rants on society. But I cannot stand how folk constantly swear in the middle of a perfectly good article.

Don't get me wrong, I swear a plenty, when angry I string together more swearing than sense, and one can hardly tell what I am mad about.

BUT I don't immortalize any of my swearing in print (and yes online is just as immortal has print, maybe even more so, it is rather hard to remove anything, especially after it makes front page of digg.)

Swearing in the middle of an article causes one to stop and jars one out of enjoyment. If you took out the swearing many articles on cracked would be worthy reading, even in spite of the often gutter topics. Yet I do not visit all that often, because I find the reading of their articles difficult.

Today a lovely piece on

Text is pixelated geek and Link is
pixelated geek about stupid toys. Really I have to agree, though not quite so vehemently. Yet I will not be forwarding this article to umm anyone, because of the language. (OK I did share it here, but only reluctantly)

I can't be the only one who limits the sharing of articles based on language.

::Edited to add, the author removed a couple words and added an astrisk in another, now the removal was what I wanted, the astrisk was them being silly, and yes those couple words really make a big difference in reading. Pretty nifty that the change was made so fast (within minutes of me posting a comment)::

:: edit again, email from fellow:
"I'll forward this note to all my bloggers and keep it clean from now
on. Thanks again =)"

The cynic in me is awaiting the blog post ranting of my stupid request, but the optimist says my little comment might have made a difference?

7 Responses to “Watch your mouth”

  1. ladymiller Says:


  2. nanamom Says:

    i'm glad you sent a note about the language. Good for you.

  3. lizajane Says:

    Good job. I agree with you that swearing a blue streak at something that has you really upset (guilty, guilty!) is very different from peppering normal conversation or print with words that others find offensive. I think it becomes a habit until someone like you points out that they could do better without.

  4. Amber Says:

    I agree, but I can honestly say I can not think of an article I have read with any swearing, not to say I haven't just can't think of the last time

  5. nmboone Says:

    I only saw 3 cuss words. But it doesn't bother me while reading. I like to think it makes an article look like a real person talking. I wouldn't like to see it in academia, but an article like this makes it a little more human, and funny.

  6. nmboone Says:

    I'm sorry, I just read your edit where the guy cleaned it up. No wonder!

  7. baselle Says:

    Isn't it funny - the author of this toy review wanted to be read and have the article passed along, yet the swearing probably prevented that. Swearing in print is a bit like tabasco sauce on food. A little is exciting, too much makes it boring ... and it doesn't go with ice cream.

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