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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Words: A unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.

One of my readers was upset at a word (let's call it the "F" word) used in a comment left on this post. I must say I don't share his offense. One, because I'm familiar with the person who used it and I know how it was intended, and two, because quite frankly I thought it appropriate; and funny. Feel free to disagree. The "F" word doesn't really offend me because as Whoopi Goldberg said of the "N" word "it's not bad to me because I don't know any and I've never been one. So when I hear somebody say it, I don't turn around." I realize that my attitude may be unique and the word can be upsetting. Still, while I don't want to purposely cause my readers discomfort, I'm also not going to censor them or myself.

Two videos on the subject from two very smart and funny people:

To paraphrase Ms. Goldberg & Mr. Miller: I care whether or not I piss you off, but I'm not going to change what I think or say because I might piss you off. Free speech, humor, and the world in general is a tough game... wear a cup. Love ya J!


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