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Foul language
« on: August 03, 2017, 05:43:57 pm »
Dear All,

I appreciate that many people swear and use foul language - but please keep it off this site.

If you must quote it, please **

Thanks
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Duncan Baker
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Re: Foul language
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 11:25:45 am »
I think that the recent use of *** in TK's posts which are quoted from his current reading selection are unavoidable, considering the selection.  The book was once a banned book in some parts of the world because of its foul language and open sexuality.  This from Wikipedia:
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Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller that has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature".[2]:22[3] It was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States.[4] Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. It is regarded as an important work of 20th-century literature.
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Re: Foul language
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 11:56:35 am »
Agreed. Some unedited quotes from that work would be inappropriate here.