Re: To everyone on TAM - new policy
I understand the intent but don't agree with the premise. Profanity is part of the English language and is sometimes very effective at driving home a point. As long as we are not "bashing" each other, it is one of the most effective ways of driving home a point when it needs driving home and nothing else is working. There should be no minors here and one has to assume that people who come to an English-medium forum have a reasonable grasp of the language to recognise the context of profanity.
An example that crops up often is when someone is sugar coating the fact that their spouse is engaged in a very serious personal and intimate activity with another vile person and to describe it as "making love" or "having sex" or "fornicating with" is sometimes nowhere near as effective as ****ing! That word would wake the listener up not antagonise them.
But I guess freedom of speech cannot really be applied here so I will comply (but reluctantly and certainly am not in agreement with).
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