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I do agree. I grew up in a home where 'hell' and '...

2008-05-12T06:12:00.000-05:00

I do agree. I grew up in a home where 'hell' and 'damn' were considered horrific swear words. We thought our father had a dirty mouth when he used either of those words, and forget anything else. I don't think I ever heard my father say 'shit.' And the F-word was a huge shocker not to be contemplated.

In the real world, though, these words are used. So are words that aren't PC, whether we like it or not. There is a huge difference between using such words gratuitously to shock and offend, and using them to make your writing sound less like writing.

And that nasty orange sofa? We've got something very similar. My husband loves picking up free furniture...



*LOL* Thanks so much for sharing this post. I enjo...

2008-05-11T23:55:00.000-05:00

*LOL* Thanks so much for sharing this post. I enjoyed it greatly!
To me the antagonist slapping an innocent women while saying "Golly darn. you make me mad." simply didn't ring true.
Absolute truth & sheer brilliance, that!
Sorry I've been AWOL, btw. Still playing tour guide for my friend. Things will ret'n to normal soon.



I did not intend "stimulus package" to be vulgar i...

2008-05-11T13:55:00.000-05:00

I did not intend "stimulus package" to be vulgar in my reply to Debbie on Criminal Brief. Frankly, I'm disappointed that it was read that way.



Travis, You made me laugh when you said about your...

2008-05-11T07:39:00.000-05:00

Travis, You made me laugh when you said about your arguement with the senior citizens, I canm see the other side, a story about marines in action, talking between themselves, 'Oh blast, I think we missed the target, I am frightfully cross about it'
Hee hee!!
Anyway I am going to use bloggers schedualled publishing to post My town monday just past midnight English time!!



I'm in early cause it'll be a two-parter:http://jo...

2008-05-10T21:42:00.000-05:00

I'm in early cause it'll be a two-parter:

http://josephinedamian.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-town-monday-book-club-edition.html



Travis,The phrase "stimulus package" never struck ...

2008-05-10T20:30:00.000-05:00

Travis,

The phrase "stimulus package" never struck me as anything until I saw it in quotation marks in your response on Debbie's post.

Every since then, it's definitely a snicker phrase.

Terrie



Definitely agree; the language has to match the st...

2008-05-10T19:31:00.000-05:00

Definitely agree; the language has to match the story. And the next time Katie Couric utters "stimulus package," I'll think of this post. ;)



Well I am just going to come out and say it: Presi...

2008-05-10T19:17:00.000-05:00

Well I am just going to come out and say it: President Bush has been fucking us for years.



Lordy. I would have had a hard time not throwing ...

2008-05-10T09:55:00.000-05:00

Lordy. I would have had a hard time not throwing in a few F bombs just to stir the group up even more. What is the big deal? If it fits and the word works then I say use it. I can just imagine you sitting there reading the F bomb and people squirming. Use the C word next and woah watch out! I bet you would be kicked out of the group!



~grace~ said... I grew up with a mother who pitche...

2008-05-10T00:55:00.000-05:00

~grace~ said...
I grew up with a mother who pitched a fit if we used the word "fiddlesticks." "substitution" swearing is apparently not better, it is the thought that counts.

that said, I swear a lot. not in front of my mother, and not in my YA fiction, but in real life, and in a couple of stories that all had adult male protags. if you're dying on a lifeboat, you're going to swear. if you think you're a serial killer, you're going to swear. if it fits the audience and the characters, they're going to swear. that's all I have to say on the matter.

May 8, 2008 4:29 PM

I echo her entirely.



Travis, it's all common language these days. *shru...

2008-05-10T00:47:00.000-05:00

Travis, it's all common language these days. *shrug* what I write is up to a reader to judge. If they pan it for language then they pan it for language. I have no control over the hearts and thoughts of others.

peace

mark



The hunt for the precision words is often mind-gri...

2008-05-09T20:27:00.000-05:00

The hunt for the precision words is often mind-grinding and fraught with frustration.

If the word "Fuck" is your perfect word, consider yourself lucky, I say. It'll save you a lot of time!

Plus, it's universal. Everyone knows what it means.

Unlike, say, "execrable."



Once again you're right on. Although my particular...

2008-05-09T16:29:00.000-05:00

Once again you're right on. Although my particular choice in books doesn't usually include vulgar language, I see your point. For me, if the story is good enough, I'll read it and overlook the crass language. I don't let it "offend" me. After all, I chose to pick up the book and I can always choose to put it back down.

Also, I'm a week late, but I did Friday's Book Recommendation today.



Teh F bomb is one of the most versatile and strong...

2008-05-09T12:51:00.000-05:00

Teh F bomb is one of the most versatile and strong words in the english language. I see no problme using it in writing if used appropriately.

I love the picture for the F bomb



I will never be able to read the words "stimulus p...

2008-05-09T12:07:00.000-05:00

I will never be able to read the words "stimulus package" again without thinking improper thoughts! You are too funny!



loved this post. quick response:#1. i make it a po...

2008-05-09T10:32:00.000-05:00

loved this post. quick response:

#1. i make it a point to use the F word at least once a day, sometimes more as appropriate.

#2. there can be no argument that a package is a package. combining it with the word "stimulus" implies something not all packages can claim. :)



having grown-up with mostly males, i laugh at all ...

2008-05-09T09:47:00.000-05:00

having grown-up with mostly males, i laugh at all that stuff. sexual innuendo is everywhere, and i love it. fuck yeah...



Sometimes, there's just no other word that fits th...

2008-05-09T08:46:00.000-05:00

Sometimes, there's just no other word that fits the situation in a story.

I really would have liked to see you arguing with the senior citizens, though. ;-)



Great post!!Travis, you're so funny. I wouldn't h...

2008-05-09T08:30:00.000-05:00

Great post!!

Travis, you're so funny. I wouldn't have thought of the innuendo in the words 'stimulus package'.

I completely agree that vulgar words are necessary sometime if you want to capture a *real* scene. You don't want it to become gratuitous, but sometimes nothing other than a variation of the F-Bomb will do.



I love the F-bomb. It's strangely comforting rolli...

2008-05-09T07:59:00.000-05:00

I love the F-bomb. It's strangely comforting rolling off my tongue...



I wish someone would find my trash. I got a bunch...

2008-05-09T06:18:00.000-05:00

I wish someone would find my trash. I got a bunch of old PC parts to unload.



I don't believe in differentiating between upper c...

2008-05-09T01:01:00.000-05:00

I don't believe in differentiating between upper class words and lower class words. Words is words.



Hilarious! You know, Evanovich uses the F Bomb, to...

2008-05-09T00:42:00.000-05:00

Hilarious! You know, Evanovich uses the F Bomb, too.

The stimulus package. Humph. I can't even laugh about it.



You actually went there...wow. LOL. You crack me u...

2008-05-08T23:19:00.000-05:00

You actually went there...wow. LOL. You crack me up. BTW, e-mail made it to my place, but what about the return to your place?



Merry - oh hell! That was awesome. I had never h...

2008-05-08T20:31:00.000-05:00

Merry - oh hell! That was awesome. I had never heard or seen that clip before. I giggled uproariously.

Hilarious! I think that the word can convey things in a certain situation that an alternate word cannot. And, seeing that I have a mouth like a sailor, I use the word quite often. Especially when I tell my husband stories of my day in customer service ... in which that word is pretty frequent.