...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 I've read a hub that had f****** in it and was never unpublished as far as I know.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)
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