Re: Profanity versus Professionalism

Robert Dobbs (
19 Aug 1995 17:06:35 GMT

In <415137$> JRB8947@UTARLG.UTA.EDU (Joni R
Beaulieu) writes:
>Interesting discussion. My I jump in? Although most American slang/
>cursing does not offend me, I've found it fun finding ways to say
>what a curse word would say without actually cursing. i.e
>instead of saying "the shit is going to hit the fan" one might
>say "the offal mater is going to forcefully meet the oscalating
>device." For those who understand (please disregard the spelling
>another issue all together) it gets a laugh. The point is made.
>No one is offended.
>I was told that cursing was simply a weak mind attempting to
>express itself forcefully. For America, this may be true. Other
>cultures are different. I heard of one culture, but can't
>remember which one, where cursing was almost an art form. Can
>someone refresh my memory?
>Joni Renee Beaulieu : Your reason and your passion
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The Arabs almost turn cursing into poetry.