That's exactly the point I was trying to make in a similar discussion a couple of years ago.

Why is it that some people will judge the 6 letter arrangement "fucked" as obscene, but the 9 letter arrangement "copulated" as not so?

And despite the anonymonks attempt to suggest that my expressed confusion was "careless wit", I still do not understand this. I know it to be the case. I know it to be surprisingly common. I even know that when I first heard a recent UK advert for a cold rememdy that referred to "snot", it made me feel uncomfortable--for reasons that I cannot explain. But offended?

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In reply to Re^4: Consideration for obscenity by BrowserUk
in thread Consideration for obscenity by ptum

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