@StrayCodeMonkey wrote: What's the deal with using profanity in your course lectures? I tend to swear quite a lot in real life, not for everyone I know. In writing these lectures though I've found that adding in the odd swear word now and again adds a bit of levity and more of a human component than if left completely clean. I've beeped out the offending words, but most people will know what it is that I've said. Is this a big no-no? Or would it be just fine? Any advice welcome. I think there is a consensus that using profanities causes more antagonism than Joy on most listeners/readers. But while others views are important the real issue is about YOU. Why do YOU use profanities? Because it is the In thing? Because you want to feel accepted? Because you have some negative emotions within like anger or pain or fear? Personally I'd say give it a wide. Believe me you can easily break the habit. And when you do you will find a huge cache of clean meaningful and joyful vocabulary waiting for you. PS I would love calling you by name but feel uneasy calling you by your code name ". .... monkey". Just joking. Best wishes.
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