[Dixielandjazz] Re: Language & soap

Ron L'Herault lherault@bu.edu
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 14:29:03 -0400

Not to belabor the point, but as an interesting personal learning experience
dealing with coarse language, I offer the following.

One day while still a student-teacher, I was in the teachers' lounge and
said "sh*t".   I relaxed voice from the other side of the room commented,
"Hmmm, four years of college and he has not learned how to say manure."  I
was embarrassed, but I learned my lesson.

Ron L
----- Original Message -----
From: <JimDBB@aol.com>
To: <dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Language & soap

> In a message dated 6/6/02 12:39:47 PM Central Daylight Time,
> paul.edgerton@eds.com writes:
> >
> > Although we musicians often use colorful language in our conversations,
> > is wise to avoid doing so when using email. Everything said here must be
> > considered a publication. There are no restrictions other than what the
> > people who use the list place on themselves.
> >
> >
> >
> > The written word is a fragile medium. There is little to convey meaning
> > other than the selection of words. The use of profane words implies a
> > certain attitude toward the subject and the audience. Is that attitude
> > actually a part of your message? Fine. Nobody's going to bitch-slap you
> > because you said "fuckup." But if you can make you point without
> > to profanity, that's even better. Don't you agree?
> >
> > Guys like Charlie Hooks, Don Ingle and yourself add enormously to the
> > of this list. While few of us write as well as those other two, we can
> > learn something from their online demeanor. Nobody likes being told what
> > do, but this list is and must remain self-policing. So let's not start
> > saber-rattling just because somebody doesn't want read profanity on
> > mailing list.
> >
> > And by no means should you get mad and go away. You have a lot to say
> > we
> > all want to hear it. Thanks for being willing to share it with us. Now
> > wash your mouth out with soap. You know... please? :o)
> >
> >   - Paul Edgerton
>      for cripes (whoops) sake...I was only kidding.  I have now washed my
> mouth out with biodegradable, non-anti-bacterial, all natural, holistic
> and I promise never to use f..... again.
>      Jim Beebe