Re: Profanity versus Professionalism

M.D. O'Leary (
23 Aug 1995 11:58:54 +0100

In article <415137$>,
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.

It's the only way to fly...
The highest accolade is to call someone a skunk and have then thank you for it
because they don't realise whats gone on...

The direct approach has its uses too, of course: the best response to bullshit
_is_ to call it bullshit _as well as_ showing why it is.

Just for interest, my favourite insult in the vein you seem interested:
"Sir, if your father (had she known him) had spent more of your mothers immoral
earnings on your education, you would not even then have been a gentleman"
No cursing there, but definitely pistols at dawn material...

Just 0.002

Mark O'Leary,
Leicester Antibody Group. "Is all that we see or seem
(anti-KDEL & ABP1) But a dream within a dream?"