Re: Profanity versus Professionalism

CDBusiness (
28 Aug 1995 20:40:28 -0400

This thread began as a request for civility in postings, and cited the old
homily, "It's a poor workman who curses his tools." I'm in agreement with
those sentiments, but from the standpoint of studying human nature, the
internet is even better than observing drivers in heavy traffic or
families at a public campground. With all social constraints off, and
greater or lesser anonimity, the true personality emerges. How often it
proves childish, oversensitive and aggressive! Prospective marriage
partners should be required to furnish copies of all their internet
postings. They might well reveal that the charming soulmate is really a
marginally functional neurotic with a borderline schizophrenic