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"F******g Rad" in Blog Title? Is that the best the writer could come up with?

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I understand that the author of the blog post on Eddie Huang's new show is quoting Huang's publicist. But why is it necessary for the writer to use one of the foulest, ugliest words in the post title? It is really offensive. Really really offensive.

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  1. To draw attention to it and himself.

    1. Because some people aren't offended. The comment made on the CHOW link itself actually thanks the writer for being a breath of uncensored air.

      I don't know why CHOW and CH have different rules of engagement...but they do.

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      1. re: HillJ

        "I don't know why CHOW and CH have different rules of engagement...but they do."

        Yes and no. If I wanted to title one of my Chowhound posts "Fucking Good Roast Duck" it would be fine. See below for more on "language" issues...

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/824512

        1. re: Servorg

          Since I participated in that thread I am very familiar with the yes/no philosophy that stands Servorg. I fail to see how that changes anything or helps the OP.

          The question is why is it necessary.

          1. re: HillJ

            Agreed.

            1. re: HillJ

              My reply to you was based on your "...CHOW and CH have different rules of engagement..." comment. My reply of yes and no still stands. The use of the word "fucking" is allowed on both sides of the board, depending on how one uses it on CH based on the Mod's comment http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8245... in that thread.

              I can't see anyway of deeming its use either "necessary" or "unnecessary"

              1. re: Servorg

                Well you might be addressing my comment but it doesn't address the OP's question. And, that was what I was referring to. Linking an older thread, for which I once participated, doesn't address the question either.

                1. re: HillJ

                  "I can't see anyway of deeming its use either "necessary" or "unnecessary"

                  That was my answer to the OP. Some will see it as appropriate and some will not. Just like taste in food the "necessity" if its use is purely subjective...

                  1. re: Servorg

                    On that we agree and I also made reference to that when I said,

                    Because some people aren't offended. The comment made on the CHOW link itself actually thanks the writer for being a breath of uncensored air.