Monday, July 24, 2017

Recap: Spanko Brunch 2.0 for July 23

How does seeing bad language used on a spanking affect you?

Downunder Don: 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: 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 blog. It's still there if anyone is interested in learning about the hypocrisy of 'profanity').

Roz: 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.

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

Simon: 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).

Amy: 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: 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: 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.

Hermione: I am not bothered by the occasional use of a "blue" word if it is part of the context of the post. It's the content of the whole post that matters to me. If there is nothing other than swear words, then I won't return often.   If the C word is used other than to quote someone else's use of it, then I'm afraid I am offended and will steer clear of that blog.

I am more often offended by overly explicit photos, and am also unlikely to return to a blog loaded with grammatical errors.

Katie: 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.

Enzo: 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?

Thank you all for your thoughts on this subject today. What a variety of opinions!
From Hermione's Heart

1 comment:

Leigh Smith said...

Somehow, I missed commenting on this. I'll have the ice cream sundae please.

I'm usually not put off by language. Sometimes, it can be overdone. Now pictures, like Ronnie, PK and yourself, over the top photos put me off and like Jan I find I'm a bit more prudish than I thought.