Posted by 10derheart on February 1, 2011, at 15:59:44
In reply to Re: please be civil, posted by Toph on February 1, 2011, at 12:47:47
Always great to 'see' you here, Toph....
Hmmm...I see *ss now gets the asterisk. I could have sworn Dr. Bob's program, software, filter, or whatever the correct technical term is for whatever he's chosen to control the auto-asterisking of words was set to only asterisk words that Merriam-Webster classifies as *usually* vulgar, like sh*t. At least that's what I recall him telling deputies at one time.
*ss is only **sometimes** vulgar, therefore I do think it used to be not edited, which I guess is what you saw in the archives around 2003/2004....? Kinda weird to me.
I prefer donkey, as then I get to use it on my 4-year-old granddaughter (without her copying/learning '*ss' and using it Lord-knows-when/where...) who is generally a sweet angel but occasionally, very deliberately acts as stubborn as a mule, *ss, or donkey, etc., ("I will NOT put my socks and shoes on. I don't care if it's winter outside. My feet are the strongest feet ever and *I* can go barefoot outside, gramma!!") At that point I might inquire of her if she has changed from a plain old knucklehead into a silly donkey...;-).....which makes her start giggling and then she forgets what she was refusing to do....;-) !
Of course, in a spirited discussion with an adult where you wish to emphatically point out that the other person is behaving similarly to a stubborn, difficult animal, saying, "Oh, stop acting like a DONKEY!" just does NOT have the same impact.
But I digress. As usual.
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