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

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  1. Bard of Ely profile image80
    Bard of Elyposted 13 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 13 years agoin 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 13 years agoin reply to this

        Will google show ads in that case? I doubt

    2. Trsmd profile image57
      Trsmdposted 13 years agoin 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 image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. Trsmd profile image57
          Trsmdposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Mark for saving my time ..

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 13 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 image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 13 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 13 years agoin reply to this

      Cute, Maddie. smile

  4. Bard of Ely profile image80
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

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

    You have answered my question!


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