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Why does HubPages ignore Foul Language used by Certain People?

  1. Pratonix profile image72
    Pratonixposted 6 years ago

    I was just wondering why foul language (obscene language, profanity, cursing, swearing, expletives, bad words, dirty words) is being tolerated in certain cases, and in the case of certain  individuals.

    It is especially embarrassing when it comes from a woman. Should she not be counselled by a Moderator or someone?

    I don't mind sarcasm, irony, heated debate,etc. But we must all draw a line at 'lavatory talk'.

    I thought this was a clean social networking site.

    1. thooghun profile image87
      thooghunposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Who or what are you referring to? I've always found Hubpages to be a relatively clean site. And what's with the sexism?

    2. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Must we? Thanks for telling me what I must do - again.....

      This is def the place to make another public complaint about what other people do, though.

      Perhaps you could counsel her yourself? As you have appointed yourself overseer of the moral standards that we "must all draw a line at"?

      Maybe HP would offer you an unpaid job checking the forums for "lavatory talk."?

      Good luck. big_smile

    3. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      1. Moderators can't be everywhere all the time. It's up to individual Hubbers to alert them to problems by hitting the "report" button.

      2.  This is not a social networking site. It is a place to write articles.  The forum is a place for the writers to gather when they need a break from writing.

      1. Pratonix profile image72
        Pratonixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. I just saw two buttons: 'reply' and 'more'. Didn't notice the arrow attached to 'more'.

    4. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Get your own M@^%#$F#$%#$G Networking site and dictate your own G@$D#$M rigid policies!

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Friendlyword, was that the friendly version?

        1. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just my attempt at humor. This whole thread was said in fun right?

    5. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
      Rajab Nsubugaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really it is what one considers 'lavatory talk' most of it is just a combination of biological terms and body parts, sometimes even land-scaping language like the 'ass' and the 'hole' pretty simple words that I would consider.

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        See!... Now that is so nice and sweet and kind and pretty well thought out. But, even he could not keep it completely clean.

      2. Dame Scribe profile image59
        Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        bravo! so eloquent! lol lol smile

    6. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You hurt me to my HEART Stevie! I have never heard an unkind word from you... ever! And, who, in this whole world, would attack you in any way? Everyone knows you are the nicest guy on hubpages. This is not a forum for you to be in.  It's gonna get bad in here soon.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
          Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          hurt you?  im sorry friendlyworld.  i wasn't trying to offend anyone here.  i was just voicing an opinion that's all.  then after thinking about how i wasn't in the mood to debate it, i decided to erase it before anyone could reply to it.  although it looks like im too late on that.  lollol  anyways, im sorry if i offended you, as that wasn't my intention. 

          eta:  Idk about being the nicest guy on here, but i do appreciate you saying that.  im sure there's other guys on here every bit as nice as i am.  besides, i never believe people are like a 100 percent evil or good.  just some people tend to let one side of themselves dominate over the other.  which side that is, is really up to the person.

        2. RedElf profile image85
          RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Stevennix2001 wrote:

              "unfortunately, there's some hubbers here who are MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.  i won't say who they are, but they know who they are and everyone else knows them too.  however, my philosophy is if you leave me alone and show me respect, then i'll gladly do the same.  it's only when certain hubbers don't show me the same level of respect they would want for themselves, that I start to become a real jerk to them.  however, i wouldn't let it bother you.  besides, half the people that so called elite hubbers are idiots anyway.  lol.  there i said it!  lol  i went there.  lol."


          WOW - well speaking as one of the elite idiots, I would have to say that Mark may be right about the life expectancy of this thread, though three days may have be an overestimate, in light of Lisa's and Shadesbreath's assessment of the content - which is is spot on, by the way.  That's what I think, although thinking does come hard to us elite idiots...

          What's with the elite hubber smacking, by the way? This is the third thread with this kind of remark in it that I have come across in as many days... I am starting to feel like there's a target painted on my back. Sheesh - I drop in for some fun and conversation, and end up feeling like I need to duck smile

          Whazzup with that? big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            When the Elite label was introduced, several of us said it was a terrible choice of words and would cause trouble. 

            Told you so!

            It needs to be changed, and now, because people are misunderstanding the term.  Why not make it V for volunteer?

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yep, some of us knew this was a bad choice of titles with at least one of the "Elite" having the "E" removed from their profile.

              Actually, the title probably prevents some members from volunteering because it does set them up for such comments.

              1. Lisa HW profile image82
                Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I don't see a big deal with the "e" thing.  People need to quit making issues out everything from "e's" to bad words to something someone says in the politics forum.  (How about changing the meaning of the "e" from "elite" to "esteemed". Might that be better?  roll )

                1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                  Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Lisa, whether people "ought to" do something is beside the point.  If you set something up that invites misinterpretation, you can bet your sweet bippy that someone will misinterpret it. So why not avoid it? 

                  Everyone knows perfectly well that the word "elite" can have negative connotations as well as positive ones, so it was a bad choice.

                2. Randy Godwin profile image92
                  Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Sure it would be better, but the original meaning of the "E" would not be soon forgotten.  Better to just change the title completely.  It really makes no difference to anyone but the volunteers because they are the ones getting the flack about the label anyway!

                  1. RedElf profile image85
                    RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Ahh, well - no good deed goes unpunished... wink

                    Perhaps if so many people find it offensive that some of us volunteers were given an honorific/special title (pat on the head) for helping out, perhaps we could be identified by the area in which we volunteer/help out.

                    SO then, we could be HN for the HubNuggets Team, HG for greeters, or whatever would make sense...

                    Then again, perhaps if we/I grow a thicker skin and learn to ignore certain types of comments (and we all know who - er - WHAT they are wink ) then some folks, and we all know who they are wink or do we? maybe that should be, and we all know what they are? or,... we all know why they are?... wait - I know - it's "and we all know where they are"... ? ...

                    ya know what - who cares? Maybe they will eventually tired of taking potshots. We live in hope big_smile

                    big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    7. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It doesn't play favorites. The HubPages Staff is limited in power with regards to the forum thread, because they are limited in number in Staff.
      The moderators are not always in the forums and when they are, they do not have the power to moderate all threads. As for having some individual you supposedly and apparently chosen to say needs to be "counseled" is a misunderstanding. Moderators do not "counsel" members about their actions, they ban them from the forums based on reports and reviews brought to their attention by other hub members.
      You don't mind sarcasm or irony, but heated debates in their nature always(almost) turn into some sort of "lavatory talk", regardless of which said is right or wrong.
      This was your second misunderstanding- HubPages is NOT a social networking site, like Facebook or Myspace or any other.

    8. Shadesbreath profile image88
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you. These damn wimmins and their dirty, nasty mouths.  It's gone too far, I tell ya.  First we lets em have at them books and readin'.  We jus' uppin' let em read whatever they damnwell pleased.  Gave 'em ideas that.  Bad idear, I reckon.  Now they is readin' and writin' and gettin' some high-an-mighty opinions of theirselves. 

      Then we went an' gave 'em the right ter vote.  I ain't sure what the hell we was thinkin' there, and now they not only is votin', they is runnin' fer office too!  By God we damn near had us a woman president, and we got us a whole passel o' wimmins in the Congress for Pete's sake.  Even some judges too.  Nex' thing you know they'll be passin laws and we'll all be bakin' cakes and wearing Maxipads.

      And if it weren't bad enough, they git ter just go out and just sex it up whenever they feel the urge, just come on inta heat and do as they please, and that weren't good enough, now they is figurin on cussin' too?  Ain't no kinda decent woman gonna open up her pretty mouth and let that there profanity come on outta there.  No sir, that is right uncalled for, I reckon, and we needs us some moderatin' ter shut em down.

      Where's that darned Maddie Rudd when you need her.

      Oh wait... Maddie is one of 'em!  My God!  They's ever-where.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And I bet we'll get one in the office in 2012. Either Sarah or Hillary lol

        Frankly I would prefer Sarah, she looks way better tongue

        1. Shadesbreath profile image88
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Me too.  Sarah is hawt. The government is paralyzed by partisan crap and corruption anyway, might as well have a hot chick on TV.  Just turn the volume down and enjoy our democracy. smile

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            True dat! lol

          2. mega1 profile image79
            mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I guess what you're sayin is - as long as you don't listen to her strident, caustic voice or the words that are spewing without any knowledge to back them up - then she's hawt?  Which means all you're interested in is the bod and the face?  which means, as far as I can tell, you might do well to stay away from politics and just watch youtubes of mud wrestling. Anyhow, I don't even agree that she looks good at all!  There are multitudes of much better lookin women you could fantasize about!  I worry that the public may be voting that way - on the size of accoutrements etc.   

            and yes, I know you're jokin' but sometimes people say stuff just like you said, and they're not jokin'  - round here!  oh golly - did I get baited again?   

            smile

            1. Shadesbreath profile image88
              Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              She done refudiated all claims agin' how hawt she is.

            2. Misha profile image75
              Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh golly - yes, you did yikes

        2. lrohner profile image85
          lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Besides, she can see Russia from her front porch. smile

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And she has always demonstrated great knowledge of world politics.  She really is a "winner" and  i sincerely hope she runs.

          2. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yep, and Russia can see her, too wink

      2. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm one of those 'passel o' wimmins' Shades, and I do take great offence at your obviously sexist and anti-Sarah stance.  Gol durn it!  Wait, is that a stance?  You're some sort of worm.  Worms can't stand.  But you do.  How do you manage?  Oh, I get it, the beer! smile
        Forget it.
        smile

    9. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why do some public tv stations allow the use of the words: bitch, ass, damn, and crap while others don't?

      1. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They think they are cool and hip with the times!

    10. leeberttea profile image60
      leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Liberals have much more latitude in the subjective adjudication of the TOS. Convert them to conservatives and you'll see them banned for their evil ways! big_smile

    11. profile image0
      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How do you know whether it goes unpunished?

      I used foul language for about 6 months, then ended up getting a 3 month forum ban for the priviledge.

      It wasn't the use of language though, it was the context in which it was used.

      What is wrong with swearing precisely when used in a general context rather than an aggressive or abusive one?

      If I called you a f*c***g c*n* right now (hypothetical) then that would probably justify a ban. If I said "man its f*cking cold in the UK right now, I have 5 layers on", then that isn't exactly a crime punishable by firing squad is it?

      How do you know who gets 3 day forum bans? As far as I am aware this is not publicly disclosed and can remain firmly between Hubpages and the individual who has been warned or disciplined. Your assumption is unfounded.

      So Pi...... ummmm..... errrrmmmm.... piddle off.

      1. profile image0
        Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Personally, I'm all for profanity as long as it is well used.  Shakespeare used lots of 'rude' words because they were in common use and he was writing for his audience,  Obviously, the constant use of rude verbs is annoying but hey, some authors are notorious for it' DH Lawrence  to name but one.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Kathyrn, I'm sure most adults would agree.  However, this is a "family friendly" site, meaning its content must be suitable to be viewed by children as well as adults. That's the reason profanity is a problem.

    12. vmarker profile image60
      vmarkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought there were automatic checks in place for that kind of thing!

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    If you find anything objectionable, it is up to your to report the post in question, which takes about 30 seconds. Moderators do not have the time to monitor threads.

  3. profile image0
    china manposted 6 years ago

    As you don't mind sarcasm and irony you will not be offended if I add pompous, opinionated, morally fragile, close minded, fanatical and obtuse - will you?

    1. Pratonix profile image72
      Pratonixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Morally fragile?

    2. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi China Man how are we today

      1. profile image0
        china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        'we' are cleaning up our new nest ready for moving in tomorrow, then we get to clean the old one that we are leaving.  Happy days big_smile

        How are you keeping, don't see you here so much lately?

  4. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    jesus christ...

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      *Guffaws*

  5. Alota profile image60
    Alotaposted 6 years ago

    This question might be more relevant under the Taliban - this is a free world we live in - perhaps the Hub team are allowing some artistic license, I am sick and tired of people complaining about what other people write when their own writing is nothing to write home about.

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      that is a bit below the belt........

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ain't dat de trut tho!  nothin to write home about - including, spelling, punctuation, grammar - some of those who are trying to guide us onto the straight and narrow path - well, its hard to even understand their hubs sometimes, or why they don't get a rudimentary English class first if they're gonna write English!  but that's how it is - the most self-righteous usually beat their kids  - usually.  just sayin!

  6. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I'm sorry.....    This thread has given me a much needed laugh.  It can't be going anywhere but downhill from here, though...

    http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz342/pjlittlesinger/Random%20SS%20Graphics/Laughing3.gif

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      In answer to the OP's original question, perhaps HP could appoint some moral guardians to help it control the rising tide of foul language, perversion and general filth with which it's being threatened. 

      You could even have an accolade to go with it, with maybe a suitable picture/icon:

      http://avronforkids.com/images/114-961.jpg

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yeah then when hubpages is cleaned up come and clean my bathrooms for me, i have 3 for some unknown reason in this house, and i am sick of cleaning them all, it is hard work, any volunteers.

        1. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          PRATONIX!!!
          MAKE YOURSELF USEFULL!

          1. Joy56 profile image60
            Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            how about you doing it friendlyword, i will put on the kettle, and get the cookies out......

            1. Friendlyword profile image60
              Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              while I clean your pipes?

  7. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    love the picture.  i must admit i have not seen much on hub pages that i have found o.t.t. but then maybe i am looking in the wrong places.

  8. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Honestly - I know it's "wrong", but I'm sitting here, cracking up at some of those fresh answers.  smile  Some of these folks missed their calling as comedians.   smile

  9. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    I wish i had a sense of humour i have read every post, and dont make me laugh..... what is wrong with me.  The person that started this thread, writes lovely expressions on my hubs, so maybe that is making me a bit sensitive toward that hubber.  Ah we are all so different.  Nice to disagree without being disagreeable.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Joy, it's probably just my pathetic mood.   hmm    I'm not laughing at the OP.    I can't help it - fresh answers often crack me up ("evil" or not).  Maybe, too, it's just that I knew, when I saw the thread, what was about to happen.   lol   (Here's how far away and distant I've been - I missed that picture of the cleaning brush.  I thought it was a quill pen and ink well.   hmm  for taking names. )

  10. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    : roll eyesi can relate..........  having fun just communicating this morning, where do you live Lisa, i am in Ireland.  I love that we can chat with peeps so far away.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Joy, I live in Massachusetts, US.   It IS nice to be able to communicate with people so far away.   smile

    2. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aw man! You to far away Baby! My plumbing license is no good overseas!

  11. lucieanne profile image80
    lucieanneposted 6 years ago

    This is sooo funny! I must keep out of the forums and get some hubs written, but I can't seem to be able to tear myself away.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lucieanne, I've been sitting here, pondering a Hub on burn-out or depression  or adrenal fatigue  or just plain, old, wallowing in self-pity (or all of the above).  I just found this thread better than that.   lol

  12. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    For fu$ks sake, what the fu$k are you talking about! lavatory talk!!, like we want to talk about lavatories...you talk about lavatories on your own time matey.....what the fu$k!!!!!

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aww...., Wayne.  I had been trying to  slowly elevate this thread to something nicer.    Now it's back where it was - and worse!    hmm








      lol

      1. Friendlyword profile image60
        Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nah...you didn't say elevate something...did you?

      2. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Doh...I always put my fu*kin foot in the shat!!!! I talk lavatories everyday!

  13. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Let me try this again....


    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/Ti42/Smilies/kumbaya.gif

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Too late, this is way out of control?

      You were saying elevate something slowly...

  14. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I do think I've lost this battle.  Just going try one more time...

    http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa113/Lee1959/Dogs/DaisyDuke.jpg


    (think I'll leave with the puppies and daisies....        got a feeling this thread cannot be saved    lol  )

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      OH...NOW YOU WANT TO DANCE ON SOMETHING?

      you are so bad...

  15. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    When the rain falleth it falleth from a great height smile

  16. Friendlyword profile image60
    Friendlywordposted 6 years ago

    I gotta go to bed.  Great thread everybody! Good luck with your little project Lisa!

    Nite

  17. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Usually most commentary when it becomes defiling and debased on a level of lavatory wordage, it may be taken at face value, involved offending someone at some level, or be taken in a humorous light, such as, for example (and not directed at any one individual or Hubber intended, purely mentioned for commentary purpose;

    Please take this <object prepared for inclusion into a specific insertion point> and Royally <make motion, usually in a forward manner, and then removed after a short period, then repeated for a duration> go <mentioning of various forms of sexual conduct or activity> self <intended to be the recipient of said object and motion mentioned above> .....

    Some how just doesn't express well enough when said in that manner hmm

    1. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's awfully hot when you talk that way, KJ.  Yum-gimme some more of those <>'s.  See, and I wasn't talking dirty, either.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well Lorlie, I may have been in a position to use the usual, short version, yet I think THAT would have gotten me a ban from here pronto...... So I chose the creative option big_smile

  18. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    Lavatory talk?


    What now we are not supposed to discuss science?


    Oh duh just noticed lavatory not laboratory.  lol lol

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      then there is lap-ratory talk - and you know what that means! you take it from there I can't freakin talk about this here subject no more witout I git all riled up!  freekin' langwidge freeks unite!  long lib de langwidge!

  19. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Successful Troll is successful.

  20. wildorangeflower profile image56
    wildorangeflowerposted 6 years ago

    Sarah vs Hillary -- The fight of the Century!

    In this corner weighing ---  110 pounds -- Sarah's coach is Ron Montgomery

    and Hillary's coach is Mighty Mom!

  21. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Ew. People are fantasizing over the potential POTUS?
    That's kinda disrespectful, don't you think?
    I thought that kind of thing went out with Jack Kennedy.

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      that's about it!  it's what we do!  a celebrity is a celebrity is a hot celebrity if you just squint your eyes enuf!

    2. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And you, too tongue

      BTW I don't see any disrespect in this...

    3. Shadesbreath profile image88
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He was dreamy, wasn't he?

  22. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    LOL I am not a worm nor any other bulbous headed creature with a long tail whose name rhymes with one.  tongue

  23. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Oh, yes you are.

  24. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Are not.  Infinity. 


    I win!

  25. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Infinity+1.
    HA!

  26. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Dangit.  People always use that one on me.

  27. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    You have such a big brain for a worm-I'm still calling you that-so how come you didn't come up with 2?
    BTW, I think we've killed this thread.  Oh, well.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry, it was born dead smile

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Damned straight!  Oops...

      2. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am willing to bet it will be resurrected on the third day. lol

        1. Shadesbreath profile image88
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And then misquoted and abused for centuries in the relentless pursuit of power and self-importance?

          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Jesus Christ! I forgot about that bit. sad

            1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
              Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Give it enough centuries......people may write a book about it hmm

  28. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    And there you go again -- right back into cussing mode, and bringing the thread full circle.
    *Takes cue to enter stage left swearing like a sailor. Or a wimmins. Or a potty-mouthed thread crasher*

    But wait. If an atheist (e.g., Marke Knowles) says the name Jesus Christ in a sentence it cannot be considered taking the Lord's name in vain if said atheist doesn't believe in Jesus in the first place. Right?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image88
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, because when Mark says it, it sounds like "Hay-soos Christ" anyway. Different guy entirely.

  29. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    If I start a thread about Winnie the Pooh - will that get me counseled over lavatory talk?  (A  lady can't be too careful about her choice of words, you know....   )

  30. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Hay-Seuss?
    Sounds like an illegal immigrant to me.

    LOL Lisa. Yes, indeed. The word "pooh" does show up on the banned list.
    You could also offend some readers with references to Winnie the Pooh, the bear who is oh-so-fond of eating out of the honeypot big_smile

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mighty Mom  lol    Oops.   If nobody sees me around here for awhile you'll know what happened.    hmm  (I wonder if there's some kind ban appeals process if I can produce a picture of Winnie and Eeyore......    )

  31. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Do we need to be reminded that vulgar language comes from the Latin "vulgate" - vulgar language is the language of the common people. All this begins with class discrimination, and that ticks me off as much as the free speech issues.

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Shove your Latin up your arse!




      lol

      1. thooghun profile image87
        thooghunposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The word arse originates from the Hittite arrash, meaning arm OR buttock. Interesting!

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Jebus, the mind would just simple BOGGLE at that one (damn, I need a raised eyebrow icon right about here)

        2. alternate poet profile image78
          alternate poetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Really ? - I can't see how any language would have the same word for two such disparate body parts.  Any more info on this ?  the online dictionary places seem to think it is an anglo-saxon word at least 1000 years old.

  32. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    ...ducking! out wink

  33. myownworld profile image82
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    *walking in....

            yikes this thread is so going down!

                          *walking out....

  34. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Oh dear foul language was so last year....I talk with my lavatory everyday and didn't do me any harm!

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The important thing waynet is - did the lavatory talk back?

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I was going to say....     I talk to my foyer all the time, but it never talks back.  Now, foyer language, however, and lavatory language, are two completely different things.    Ask my foyer (although I don't think it will answer you.)

  35. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    And another thing...I haven't read this entire thread, but how did foul language evolve into elitism? 
    I almost decided against that little 'e' because I don't want to be considered separate from other Hubbers. I am part of this community.  And most communities I am familiar with have volunteers of one sort or another.
    Boy, am I steamed!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      But this is nothing against any of the very helpful volunteers here, Lorie!  The title itself just begs for insults from disgruntled members or someone with an axe to grind against any of those trying to help out.

      It would be the same if the "E" stood for exalted instead of elite.  Please don't take it personally because it really isn't.

      As I stated earlier, it makes no difference to me, but I don't see using the Elite label helping to engender community spirit and instead, the exact opposite may be the result.  But good luck
      anyway!

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for clearing that up, mega-I admire you for reading this entire thread to sort it all out.  And thanks, Randy, for your words-I guess I got a tad miffed when I saw that word 'idiot' bandied about. 
        I think this all goes to show that there are some people more 'exalted' than others-of course there's some sort of hierarchy here.  I'm not really savvy when it comes to computers-the Internet, especially-and put my feelings 'out there' when it's not necessary. 
        *Back off from the machine, Laurel* smile
        ...and I did, for a couple of hours, did some reading and gardening, took a long walk, and feel much more free of all the perceived or real BS.
        Love youse guys!

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    pinkyleeposted 6 years ago

    Plain and simply put I don't care if it embarrasses you that I "a woman" uses profanity. You are one of over 100,000 members and usually the context that I use it is not directed at anyone and is rarely seen though you meet me in person I cuss like a gosh darn sailor.

  37. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    "gosh darn sailor,"  Easy there Pinky!  Me too!

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  38. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    hey - I just re-read over this last thread to determine what was going on with elite hubber bashing - and it all started when stevennix said something about elite hubbers - but I don't think he was refering to the elite VOLUNTEERS hubbers - he was talking about people that seem to get away with alot of borderline bad stuff.  If he were here I'm sure he'd clear this up and say - no, he doesn't think the hubbers who volunteer and have the little e for elite are idiots (half of them)  - no he was talking about those who sometimes break rules but don't get called on it - which is actually because nobody bothers to report them because they're popular.  get it?  I know for a fact he doesn't think the volunteer hubbers are idiots.  i'm sure.  that is, I think so  smile  so its all a beeeeeg misunderstaning!

    1. Elpaso profile image61
      Elpasoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He told me he said a few things he shouldn't have, and he wanted to delete his comment but he was too late.

  39. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    hope I didn't make nothin worse or nothin!

 
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