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Thread #132499   Message #4062320
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
01-Jul-20 - 02:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
For once I seem to be in agreement with The Guardian (albeit from 10 years ago).
First, remember the reader, and respect demands that we should not casually use words that are likely to offend.
Second, use such words only when absolutely necessary to the facts of a piece, or to portray a character in an article; there is almost never a case in which we need to use a swearword outside direct quotes.