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nancy_e_davis
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Warning question.

   Thread Started September 15 at 2:03PM

A reviewer suggested I put a warning on my poem because it contained the line "cursed the sea and damned salty air" or something like that. I thought used in that context it was okay. Should a warning be placed on such a statement? Just wondering.



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RE: Warning question.

Reply on September 15, 2017 02:12 PM
I consider myself overly sensitive with using warnings and it would NEVER occur to me to add a warning for that.

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" Jeesh, there's so many well known pieces that use the word in one form or another. I think it's fine, especially in the context you used it. Perhaps if you were damning a person .... maybe. :))

Better safe than sorry, true, but a warning can cost you readers when most wouldn't be offended in the least.


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 15, 2017 02:23 PM
All I know is I would not think a thing about it so I guess I will leave it as is. I know I have read much worse and seen much worse. LOL Thanks Michael.


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 15, 2017 02:44 PM
No, no, no, no, no, no...


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 15, 2017 03:53 PM
Thank you G but No? No don't leave it that way or No it doesn't need a warning. What's your vote?


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 15, 2017 04:23 PM
No, you don't need a warning.


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 15, 2017 07:14 PM
Absolutely no warning. When some true profanity gets by here, I can't imagine anyone squawking about that. It's used properly. 8-)

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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 16, 2017 12:27 AM
definitely no warning for the context in which the word was used... from my perspective LOL


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 16, 2017 01:35 AM
No warning for that


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 16, 2017 05:10 PM
Thank you everybody. I didn't think so but I wanted to be sure.


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RE: Warning question.
Reply on September 16, 2017 10:34 PM
No need to ask the moral police on this one it's fine by me.

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