...but...I have a question about "language," as in 'bad,' 'vulgar,' 'disallowed,' etc.
Am I allowed to use the word 'bastard' in the context of "...English is a bastard language..." ... (really the most accurate description....while keeping the terminology simple, as some "outside traffic" readers may not be familiar with words such as "mÃ©lange.")
I don't want to publish, then get UN-published and/or find a warning...so, asking in advance of publication....
Gasp! Go right now and wash out your mouth with soap! There are fundies who read these forums, you know!
An interesting question. I have published the famous poem "The bastard from the bush" which has language that can curl toenails and it has been up a long time, so with adsense disabled I think it is still OK.
I would tend to think you mean American English is a Bastard language? But I am from England so you can assume my prejudices
WHAT happened in my original post?????? Apparently, HP does not lilke words that have accent marks involved??? I correctly copied and pasted the lower-case "e" with 'accent acute' from my character map, and instead of "melange" with the proper accent, it came out with some crazy other characters obscuring the word!
Are 'special characters' filed under "bad language" to be censored and disguised, much like a blackout block over an interview subject's face????
hahaha I wondered aobut that, but thought that you'd just finally gone round the bend like most of us do around here, eventually! and as for bastard, as long as you're not calling anyone we know or me one, don't worry! We're supposed to keep everything clean so in case some 6 year old reads what we write (!) they won't go cryiing to mommy. Even though, this is supposed to be an adult - 18 & over site! go figure. Still with some of the barely disguised _________ that gets published - any 6 year old who ventures into these dens of iniquity will get a real good edjimication!
Some language is alright. Most "bad words" will be allowed unless you are attacking someone. There is also a limit on how much you can put in a single hub. I've read a hub that had f****** in it and was never unpublished as far as I know. Adult language is ok just be careful on the amount and how you use it.
Play it safe!
English is a language born out of wedlock and never officially recognized as offspring by his father, who probably was a viking of some sort or the other.
Reminds me of an article I read once, when somebody in a film was described several times as "angry female dog of unclear breed and foggy origins"
@ GoingOnline: Hahahaha!! that reminds me of the old story about the elderly Quaker lady, who was drving down the road when her car was rear-ended by a fellow in a truck.
As Quakers most certainly did not cuss, and still used the archaic "thee/thou" contructions.... when the fellow was not very polite about the incident, she retorted, "When thee gets back to thy kennel, I hope thy mother bites thee!"
I'm fairly sure I have used the word bastard on the odd occasion. I think if the word is within sensible context of the page then it is OK.
edit: Search hubs for the word. There are more than a few...
I just recently told a joke in one of my hubs and "Bastard" was is it.
Thank you all so very much. I believe I will leave it as it stands, then...it would seem to be safe enough.
Try typing in the box like this:
m alt+130 l a n g e (without the spaces, of course).
It could have to do with the typestyle you were using when you copied and pasted - possibly.
This use of the word bastard is perfectly legitimate, even though the word is often used to imply illegitimacy.
Thanks, mega1 .. that was taken by my younger daughter on an outing to a 'corn maze' with the grandkids last Halloween season. ;-)
I second that. It's very nice and "alive" and real- looking. (and a good photo too)
by Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago
Hi guys,This is a new game in the sandpit forum. You have to post a word in a language other than English. Hubpages authorities restricts writing hubs to English language only. However, large number of non english speaking people participate in hubpages. Most of them, including me, have English as...
by Laurel Rogers 6 years ago
I choose 'Elixir'.It rolls off the tongue-gorgeous!
by Osa Osazuwa-Tosan 9 years ago
Eager to learn the meaning of the word, "THEOLOGY" and its relationship to Christianity, I searched through the dictionary and got the following definition:"The study or a system of theistic (esp. Christian) religion" . I went on to look up the word, "THEISM" and it...
by ghiblipg 6 years ago
One of my hub keep get rejected and I do not want to keep re-submitting as worry HP will ban my account.Could anyone experience kindly let me how should I modify it so that it meets the HP requirement?http://ghiblipg.hubpages.com/hub/Cerrut … n-Open-BoxI taken all the photos myself. And it...
by Cathy 6 years ago
Do you have a favorite word in the English Language?For example, mine is facetious because it uses all the vowels.
by Aroosa Hermosa 2 years ago
I publish my article and they un publish it again and again.Even though, I edited several times,there is no grammar or spelling mistake.It's my first article,I'm fed up publishing it.Can anyone tell me why is this happening?It's about naiI art,I added, text material and put some pics of my personal...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|