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Rant: front-page expletive

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  • You won't foe him because the fact is, you enjoy being angered in this way. It gives you something to whine about in your 'oh-so-hip' journal. Isn't that right porky?
  • Man, you need to get with the program. You foe almost anyone you see use an expletive -- You do it to the extent that your foe list is full! I am probably foe'd for the same reason.

    If you hate it so much that you have to gripe about it endlessly, why don't you just run a proxy server that censors the vile language and optionally replaces it with something else. It's just a couple of regex's. There is probably some kind of browser plugin out there that actually does this for you. This is slashdot, right? Yo
    • That's actually a really good idea. I know there's at least one piece software out there for internet explorer that will replace relevant words with hyerlinks to specific web sites. Modifying it to replace expletives with 'bork bork bork' shouldn't be too hard.

      But then I got to thinking- what do most posts on slashdot have in common? Improper spelling! That might make the task a bit more difficult.
      • I know there's at least one piece software out there for internet explorer that will replace relevant words with hyerlinks to specific web sites. Modifying it to replace expletives with 'bork bork bork' shouldn't be too hard.

        Been thinking about that for a while. Problem is, i use Mozilla. Also, that'll only work on *this* computer. Less of a problem is stories. I get the daily email. The filter wouldn't help that.

        So, i just haven't tries it yet. But, i guess i kind of want to.
  • WARNING: I used expletives for the sake of discussion.

    I don't think the word "bullshit" qualifies as an expletive. I remember when I first heard it on TV in the 70s, I though, "can they say that on TV"? But I found out that although it contains the less acceptable "shit", it is not considered to actually be "foul language".

    See here [die.net] for a definition.

    Personally, I don't have a problem with profranity as long as it's usage is warranted. After all, there are times when you really would like to beat the d

    • The one thing I CAN'T stand is people who claim that they don't use profanity on the grounds that it "lowers the tone" of the discussion.

      I don't fault Chacham for foeing people who use bad words. I agree with him that it's important to guard what enters your mind.

      However, I think that the content of one's message "lowers the tone" of the discussion more than specific foul words. I mean, we could discuss the merits and glory of Nazism with pure, flowery language. We can use clean words to discuss such fa

      • However, I think that the content of one's message "lowers the tone" of the discussion more than specific foul words.

        True.

        However, the foul words can also be an indicator.

        It's Hebrew for wise man.

        Traditionally, that is spelled "chochom". This is more the S'phardic type.
        • This is more the S'phardic type.

          Is "chochom" Ashkenazic? Why do you imply that that is "traditional" when the Sephardic tradition is at least as old?

  • You presumably foed me just because of my .sig?
  • You can go to your preferences page an knock "Authors" off the front page. I've still got a tick in the JonKatz box.

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