In this post, I used some, err, crass language. In comments, I wondered if it was a detriment to the blog and, you know, if maybe it could haunt me one day should I try to legitimize myself. A reader emailed that he likes to forward news/blog items to people and if the items are laced with profanity, he opts to not forward them. Any way, I don’t use that language all the time and use it when I want something that is either 1) shocking or 2) funny. What say you?


Update: more language issues. I don’t mind and John Timoney can go fuck himself.

21 Responses to “Language”

  1. Jay G. says:

    I am probably the wrong fucking person to ask…

  2. Jerry says:

    The only thing I saw was the flavor of the lollypop. I think it made a good point. (ugh! what a mental image.)

  3. Sebastian says:

    I try to avoid using it excessively, but every once in a while you have to vent a little at some of these clowns (like John Timoney).

  4. Tam says:

    I don’t mind it (and I curse pretty freely in the comments sections of blogs where it seems to be tolerated) but I use it sparingly at VFTP because:

    A) I have some family-oriented readers. For them, I avoid the f-bomb.

    B) It loses its punch if overused. If someone is reading me and sees a “goddamit”, then they know “Oh, Tam’s really pissed and is about to tee off on a rant

  5. nk says:

    No big deal.

  6. Robert says:

    I think you stake the claim to being a civilized man by using appropriate and civilized language.

  7. JustDoIt says:

    Dad always used to say, “The use of profanity shows a limited vocabulary. I raised you better than that, damn it.”

  8. SayUncle says:

    Profanity is the inevitable linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.

  9. FFLLiberty says:

    Greatest multiple choice poll ever. Sometimes the salty language is called for. I wouldn’t read blogs that were written “liek this 2 mak ur point, j/k!” That’s monumentally worse than the periodic f-bomb.

  10. Guav says:

    Looks to me like most of us don’t give a fuck 🙂

  11. I have to say, seeing “cock-flavored lollipop” threw me for a loop, but only because I’d never seen those words used together before. After the initial shock (about half a second, at most), I couldn’t stop giggling.

    Sometimes the most vulgar description is the most direct. Do whatcha gotta do.

    And your content by itself should lend itself to the conclusion that you’re not a fucking retard.

  12. SayUncle says:

    youre not a fucking retard

    Are you flirting with me? You say the sweetest things 😉

  13. sam says:

    you’ve learned an important lesson, never put a “fuck you” option of an internet poll. It will win no matter what.

    actually they should put it on presidential ballots. Can you imagine it?

    [ ] (R) Rudy Giuliani
    [ ] (D) Hillary Clinton
    [ ] Fuck You

  14. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    You’ve never seen “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”?

  15. straightarrow says:

    Sometimes there just isn’t any other word as appropriately descriptive as a good flaying with deserved obscenity,or profanity.

  16. Robb Allen says:

    My mother doesn’t know I blog because occasionally when I’m in the mood, I try to find the most vulgar turn of phrase I can. It’s rare that I get super vulgar, but I do drop the f bomb enough to rate a second look before hitting “Publish”.

    I gave up on attempting to be taken seriously when I realized I didn’t take myself very seriously.

  17. Billy Beck says:

    Fuckin’ fuck them fuckin’ fucks.

  18. Ahab says:

    Profanity is the inevitable linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.

    I am stealing this. Because plagiarism is the last refuge of the non-creative motherfucker.

  19. If that’s merely flirting in your universe, I’d hate to see a full-blown relationship…lol.

  20. Linoge says:

    Honestly, I really do not care about language… I do not use it myself on my weblog, simply because I do not, but my verbal speech is laced quite heavily with it. *shrugs* Never saw the reason to get my panties in a twist over words describing, more or less, relatively common (well, some more common than others) bodily functions or genetic heritage.

    Oh, and that should read “… anal-dwelling buttmonkey.”

  21. Donna Locke says:

    I rarely cuss, so when I do, people who know me sit up and pay attention.