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    Curse words

    I watched Wanda Sykes show on PodCast.
    A part in the shows is about respecting the president.
    I quote some parts;
    My publisher comes to me and says "they want me to you this note"
    they say "don't use NO-F words or IN words.

    I do know what the F words and 4 character words.
    but no idea what is 'IN' words.

    The 'IN' might be wrong. The sound was like 'IN'.

    Help me out.

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    I hope not.
    Last edited by thirdrock; 29-Dec-2011 at 05:41.

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    #2

    Re: Curse words

    I expect it was the "N-word." This word is actually more offensive to me than the "F-word." You can look up the phrase "the n-word" to find out exactly what that word it, but perhaps it will be enough to know it's a HIGHLY offensive word for a person of African descent.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Curse words

    The 'n' word is 'nigger' which in American usage applies to individuals of African descent. Generally stating 'the n word' is sufficient to make the reference and therfore to generate the laughter in a comedy setting.

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    Re: Curse words

    Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
    The 'n' word is 'nigger' which in American usage applies to individuals of African descent. Generally stating 'the n word' is sufficient to make the reference and therfore to generate the laughter in a comedy setting.
    I don't find it very funny.

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    Re: Curse words

    Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
    The 'n' word is 'nigger' which in American usage applies to individuals of African descent. Generally stating 'the n word' is sufficient to make the reference and therfore to generate the laughter in a comedy setting.
    It's not a laughing matter.

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    Re: Curse words

    Preceptor, we prefer that offensive words are NOT written here. Use * or ?? or whatever you need to so people who are offended by these words don't have to see them.

    Had you replied to any post other than mine, I would have deleted it.

    Please do NOT type offensive words directly into the thread in the future.
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    Re: Curse words

    Thanks for your answers!

    I was able to find by typing 'N-word' in Google and see what it means.

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    Re: Curse words

    I forgot to welcome you to the forums. Welcome!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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