Re: Profanity versus Professionalism

Robert Roosen (
Sun, 20 Aug 1995 07:09:07 GMT

All this food for thought. I'm stuffed.
Wizard of Oz

Really folks, I understand astronomy and astrology, but I'll be darned if
I understand why anyone is still using VAX

Joni R Beaulieu
(JRB8947@UTARLG.UTA.EDU) wrote:
: 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?

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