Saturday, May 07, 2005

Darned Thankful

TV BATMAN: "Expletives will get you nowhere, Penguin."

This is just a brief word to thank all my regular readers and commenters for keeping their language "kid-friendly". Gosh, I appreciate it, because I personally am repulsed by overuse of vulgarities and feel they sap us of the ability to express ourselves more imaginatively. After all, we are afficionados of the artform that enables to say "#$&*@#!!!" when extreme circumstances warrant.

Murder, mayhem, sex, rape, torture, and terror in comics are one thing; plots require them.
But foul language? No, I don't think so. And for those who want their comics unexpurgated of expletives for the sake of realism.... if you want realism, why are reading comic books?

The Dark Knight Returns BATMAN: "Watch...your language, son."


Gordon said...

You know, I've always believed that one should result to vulgarity only in an extreme emergency...or when you can't think of anything else to say.

Scipio said...

It's the hot sauce of language; used more than rarely, it dulls the palate.