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18 May 2012

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tanita

More in the column marked "correlation is not causation..."

Here's what immediately jumped glaringly out at me: "Bestselling authors of teen literature portray their more foul-mouthed characters as rich, attractive and popular..."

A.) bestselling authors, B.) usually portray ALL MAIN CHARACTERS AS C.) rich, attractive, and popular.

That's kind of how it goes.

CC

1) The comments on that page are a hoot, especially from the parents who insinuate that their kids will damn well learn to swear from THEM.

2) My first thought about the "best selling authors" was: So, Gossip Girl?

Paige Ysteboe

Thanks for giving me a laugh for the day. I'm sending this link on to my daughter who will also find it to be a hoot (I'm fairly certain she learned her first curse word from me, not from a book)

aquafortis

OH NO THERE IS AN INSTANCE OF PROFANITY IN MY NOVEL. Oh mah gracious. *Faints*

I'll have to agree with all the commenters: I learned my first curse words from my parents, and/or ex-Navy grandfather. (Not that he actually cursed like a sailor, but I like the idea...)

hope

http://jezebel.com/5911337/father-accidentally-teaches-his-daughter-how-to-be-a-foul+mouthed-sports-fan

"It was a fwukken twavvel!"

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