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The use of four-letter words - allowed or not?

  1. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    I am wondering what the rules are exactly, not because I use such words a lot but because I am thinking of doing a hub on famous people I have met and how they didn't or did turn out as I'd imagined. Captain Beefheart and Marc Bolan were two music ' heros' of mine I met but I didn't end up having a pleasant conversation with and both used 4-letter words in what they had to say to me. Bolan used the F-word and Beefheart used the word beginning with C and ending with T. Is it OK for me to write hubs using these words or would it be classed as offensive?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Honestly, I don't know, but you could write them like this c**t or F**k. I don't think doing so would be detrimental to your writing. You'd still get the full flavor of the quotes without violating and Hub policy.

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        fun2hubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Will google show ads in that case? I doubt

    2. Trsmd profile image60
      Trsmdposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I forget the main purpose of your asking and now I am searching answers to this Riddle/Puzzle etc...Where/How will I get the answers I don't know..

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If it helps, I also consider "Fat-free" to be a four letter word big_smile

        http://www.answers.com/four-letter word

        1. Trsmd profile image60
          Trsmdposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Mark for saving my time ..

  2. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    I am sure it would be fine. Especially as it is in the cause of historical accuracy.

    You met Marc Bolan huh? He was a hero of mine as a kid. He died before I had a chance to meet him, but "Ride a White Swan," was my first album.

    Most of the famous people I have met have been the same. lol Yul Brinner was a C*** lol

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    Sparingly, and in context, it's permitted.

    Of course, I've always maintained that "diet" is a four-letter word, and I myself use it regularly in hubs.

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      daflaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Cute, Maddie. smile

  4. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all your replies Poppa, Mark, Maddie and fun2hub!

    You have answered my question!

 
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