++ to you for having the balls to post how it really is. My thoughts on this subject can be summed up with a cliche: The moral majority is neither
Language is a living entity. It grows and adapts to fit the culture that uses it. We are adults. You wouldn't say to your spouse, "dear, I wish to engage in intercourse with you," when what you really mean is "honey, let's fuck."
We are programmers not programs. I say use language skillfully and let the rich colors of human emotions spill out onto the screen wherever it's appropriate. I have no fucking use for prudes.
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