in reply to Profanity in the CB/Nodes

Having read some of the links you and PodMasters refer to, I thought of something else to take into account. Non-english profanity, like scheisse, stront, godverdomme, kut, putain, merde. We got hundreds of languages on this planet. If profanity would not be allowed, people who really want to use (and show) some foul language, can do it anyway (being Dutch, I know quite a lot of Dutch foul words). :-)

Update: Het kan me geen reet schelen of iemand vloekt. (I could not care less about cussing).

U2: When the profanity is meant offensive, but someone does not understand it, it still is offensive. But being offended is still in the mind of the offended. I'm an atheist, and when I say no god exists, and some christian or muslim is offended by that, it does say more about the christian or muslim than about me: does that christian or muslim have a firm believe or am I a horrible person... Same with profanity.

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Re: Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
by liz (Monsignor) on Jan 25, 2004 at 10:39 UTC
    I think we need a follow up on the MTV action "Free your mind!":

    Clean your mind!


    All suggestions of course done in the best possible taste and at the greatest expense!



Re: Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
by AcidHawk (Vicar) on Jan 25, 2004 at 10:28 UTC

    You make a valid point - However if the word is unknown to you could you find it offensive? I am not sure what people would think of this.

    I think that dws's suggestion about a proxy here at Re: Profanity in the monastery would suite best and one would have to manage a list of words they found offensive in their own proxy.

    Update: Not every newbie has the ability to find and customise a proxy written in perl to perform this filtering for them.. hence the idea which in retrospect is probably not feasible to maintain centerally any way.

    Of all the things I've lost in my life, its my mind I miss the most.
Re: Re: Profanity in the CB/Nodes
by inman (Curate) on Jan 26, 2004 at 09:15 UTC
    I was in the Netherlands the other week and I was faintly amused to see the word kunt used in public places. I chuckled to myself because of course the "similar word" in English is still one of those words that will get bleeped on late night TV. As far as I could work out, it means could or can (real translation appreciated) and as such is a fairly vital part of the Dutch language.

    I don't think that there is much of a 'profanity' problem in the monestary because basically we are all nice people who focus on Perl issues and the consideration / editorial system deals with any serious issues.

    If anyone would like to consider/edit this post then please /msg me to explain why. Thanks!