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

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janniecooks Oct 16, 2012 02:22 PM

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.

http://chowhound.chow.com/food-news/1...

  1. k
    kengk Oct 16, 2012 02:26 PM

    To draw attention to it and himself.

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      HillJ Oct 16, 2012 04:23 PM

      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
        Servorg Oct 16, 2012 04:35 PM

        "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

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          HillJ Oct 16, 2012 04:41 PM

          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.

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            klyeoh Oct 16, 2012 05:13 PM

            Agreed.

            1. re: HillJ
              Servorg Oct 16, 2012 05:13 PM

              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"

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                HillJ Oct 16, 2012 05:16 PM

                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
                  Servorg Oct 16, 2012 06:15 PM

                  "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
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                    HillJ Oct 16, 2012 06:23 PM

                    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.

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