Rules? Rules, you ask? I'll give you the rules!

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Mon Aug 23 20:42:57 UTC 2010

On 08/23/2010 02:11 PM, Michael Pavling wrote:
> On 23 August 2010 19:59, Johnneylee Rollins
> <johnneylee.rollins at>  wrote:
>>> And, if someone complains about you using those words just tell them,
>>> "Bad words really don't exist, its just all in your head."
>> You might have a point, if so, can you please explain profanity and
>> the words deemed as such? I'd love to hear it. : )
> Look at a map of London (or any large English town of the time) from
> the 15th Century... you'll find streets with a name [1] I can't even
> write here because the word is now deemed *most* profane, whereas at
> the time it was purely practical - no more likely to cause nuns to
> blush than "front bottom" is today.
> Times and sensibilities change. I don't think (and apologies if I'm
> putting words in people's mouths) anyone has said "nothing is
> offensive"; but that "what is offensive is subjective". A sensible
> appraisal would be to say "That offends my sensibilities; I shall take
> no further part" rather than "That offends my sensibilities; you all
> stop it".
> Of course, you can reduce my argument to extremis, and posit
> situations where I would be offended and would intervene to "stop it",
> but this is a discussion about words not actions, and as ever with
> words, it's more the context than the content that's important; no one
> *intended* to cause offence, so if offence was taken, it's a little
> out of place.
> [1] Google for "Gropec**t Lane"
I just HAD to Google for that one. Interesting.

You know how some people put those decals on the back windows of their 
cars with the initials of their university. Well, there's one that you 
will never see done that way. Friends University of Central Kansas. That 
one is never shown as initials.

Lest you don't believe it's for real the university is just on the north 
side of west Kellogg in Wichita Kansas.They also have/had a branch 
"campus" in Independence Missouri.

"A good moral character is the first essential in a man." George Washington

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