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    peppy_man is offline Member
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    offensive materials or harmful contents

    'There are so many Adjective NounS on the Internet such as violent, immoral and obscene ones.'

    I'd like to know which expression is better in this context to fill the Adjective and NounS, 'harmful contents' or 'offensive material'.
    I guess 'harmful materials' is better, because 'offensive materials' seems limited to porno graphics.
    Is this correct?
    Thank you.

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    Re: offensive materials or harmful contents

    What's the context? That is, what's the phrase you want to replace?

    Note, harmful X means, X has the potential to cause damage to the physical-self, like your body (e.g., it's a harmful drug), whereas offensive X means, X offends the senses: smell, taste, touch, thought.

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    Re: offensive materials or harmful contents

    Thanks for your reply.

    >What's the context? That is, what's the phrase you want to replace?

    Below is the context.

    'There are so many Adjective NounS on the Internet such as violent, immoral and obscene ones.'

    I'd like to know whether 'offensive materials' or 'harmful contents' is better
    to replace the 'Adjective NounS' in the above example.
    Last edited by peppy_man; 05-Jul-2005 at 14:36. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Re: offensive materials or harmful contents

    'offensive materials' works better for me. It's much harder to say that something is actually harmful.

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