Sunday, July 23, 2017

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #186

Welcome to our spanko picnic brunch. Whether you are new here or a regular visitor, please help yourself to something from the basket, find a comfortable spot to sit, and join in the conversation.

Last week my good friend Ronnie talked about using questionable language (specifically the F-word) and when it was acceptable. This prompted Enzo to leave a comment that we all thought would make a great topic for today:

"I have often wondered if certain words would turn readers off to certain blogs?" What do you think?  Are you offended by the language on some blogs? Do you avoid blogs that use language that you consider offensive or do you follow them anyway?

Please leave your response as a comment. It's not necessary to identify specific blogs that offend you. I will publish a summary of our discussion once everyone has had a chance to speak.
From Hermione's Heart


Downunder Don said...

Hi Hermoine,
Yes I am very much affected by the language that people use in their blog. No not the swearing (the F bomb and the C word).
English is a beautiful language and is sometimes murdered by bad spelling and grammar. I think some bloggers need to run their posts through a spell and grammar checker before posting.

kdpierre said...

Am I turned off by a blog due just to language? Fuck no! ;-)

Actually, that isn't quite true. I AM bothered by offensive language, e.g. 'there' when they mean 'their', 'your' when they mean 'you're', 'its' when they mean 'it's'.......positively repulsive!

A study came out this year that indicated that people who curse are more honest that people who do not. Interesting, huh? And I've never understood the hoopla over 'fuck'. Someone needs to explain that one to me. (I once did an entire essay on "Cursing" on my's still there if anyone is interested in learning about the hypocrisy of 'profanity').

Roz said...

Great question Hermione! When certain words are repeatedly used, such as the C bomb for example, that can put me off reading. Otherwise, I'm generally not put off reading blog because of language.

Roz a

an English Rose said...

Hi Hermione, not particularly the words but sometimes the way an author describes things puts me off, I am more prudish than I thought!
love Jan, xx

Simon said...

I try to avoid blogs/tumblrs that use offensive language or terms that are derogatory to women or imply non-consent. There are also a few blogs I avoid because they espouse views that I find annoying (rather than offensive).

Eric51 Amy49 said...

I've never left a blog due to the language, but I did find political rants a huge turn off so I ventured away from a few between November and March.


PK said...

Language doesn't bother me much. But I do get tired of the F-word being over used simply because someone has a limited vocabulary. I'm more likely to be turned off by pictures. There are thing I don't want to see, women's butt with massive bruises or broken skin. Just not my thing.

ronnie said...

I wouldn't leave a blog because of language as longs as it's not overused. Pictures are more likely to make me leave. Also like Amy, I don't enjoy blogs that continually rant and rave about politics. Thanks for the mention.


Katie said...

Hi Hermione, :) A little goes a long way, I think, in terms of foul language. I don't tend to use it at home much, and I prefer not to read it in great quantities either. I do try to have an open mind, when reading though. Not that I never use it or anything. If I stub my toe or something, you might get a SH$T out of me. Very rarely, the F word. It's just not me... or Rob for that matter.

I agree with some of the others about pictures. There are some super bloggers out there, but I do have a hard time when there are very graphic pictures. I tend not to watch spanking videos or such. It doesn't turn me on really. I do love to read books with spanking in them, as well as light BDSM. Many hugs,

<3 Katie

Enzo said...

Hermione - A bit late, but thanks for posting the question. I guess I've learned I should worry less about the occasional swear word, and more about my grammar. LOL Or did I miss the point?