Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Those were the days (was Creationism vs. Evolution (was Once more...)

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 07 Sep 2000

> okay i need to jump in here. if we are going to write fiction with any
> sincerity to the language of the street we need not be afraid to use harsh
> language. what, are we going to lie about how folks communicate with one
> another?
> language changes, meanings change.

Great points. And even if we find something offensive as writers, why would that stop us from using it? We should show it in all its ugliness. The best way to kill culture is clean up all the langauge. Who gets to pick the things we cant write? No one ever said we have to like or feel good about everything we write or everything our characters say.

Neil Smith

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