Sunday, March 2, 2014

This Is Bulls**t!

No, nothing in particular, other than the fig-leaf attempt to cover a cuss word's sting by throwing in a few asterisks.  Even a myoptic nun knows what is meant by bulls**t.  It's bullshit, of course; and it smells as bad with or without the asterisks.

And the asterisks in no way remove the sting.  If people are going to be bothered by this tauro-scatological expression, then would they really less bothered if it cloaked in asterisks or other punctuation marks? 

My suggestion is: Either write the profanity as it is, or don't use it.  The asterisks make the user look coy and sneaky.


  1. Does anyone not catch the meaning? I'm sure even the dimmest contestant on Wheel of Fortune would see BULLS**T as Bullshit.

  2. What the f**k are you trying to say?