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drostie 759 days ago | link | parent

I must say, just two or three weeks ago Cracked linked me to another case of someone flipping the hell out inappropriately over a swear word. In this case, it was a 911 officer actually hanging up on a caller, multiple times, while her dad is having a seizure, because she was panicking and used the f-word. Then the officer actually went and arrested her for claimed offenses which weren't actually illegal:

So, look, guys. I know swear words are ugly and important and serious business, but we have to be careful that we don't immediately wear our Morality Crusader hats before we apply a little compassion. It's the same as trying to use the tools that you already have, rather than trying to roll your own implementation: don't roll your own until you absolutely have to.

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