Sunday, November 6, 2011

Why Is My New Favorite Blog

I started my Sunday morning doing the usual - cruising around the web and checking Facebook, Twitter and Google +. I love the feature on Google + that allows you to pick your favorite topics. My favorite topics are dogs, cats, rabbits, pets and animals.

Under cats, I saw Cats 101 with the following blurb:
For those unfamiliar with cats, they're the only mammals on earth that are superior to humans in both intellect and regurgitation. While they stand only 10 inches tall, they still look down on us with great disdain, refusing to acknowledge our presence unless we're holding a can opener...
Bingo - off I went to visit!

Now this is the first time I've been to this blog, so while I was there I decided to look around. In the sidebar, I saw an interesting button that read "F-bomb Free! What the F@&% Does This mean?"!

And here Telling Dad tells us why he does not use the F-bomb in his blog:
I’m of the belief that you don’t need to litter posts with F-bombs and juvenile scat jokes to make a point or to make people laugh. There are many writers out there who use curse words with great precision and they actually do a solid job of boosting the quality of their post (see The Bloggess). But for the most part, and I say this knowing I’m just begging for F-laced comments, I see bloggers using vulgarity with reckless abandon and with no real respect for their message.
If I want to offend you, I won’t need curse words to do it, and I feel that using profanity just to close out a thought is akin to a short-cut. My grandfather used to say that people swear when they can’t think of anything intelligent to say. I tend to agree. Granted, this is the same man who told me that Scotch is God’s nectar, but I do echo his thoughts on cursing.
Yay Telling Dad - I couldn't have said it better myself! I cringe when I hear the word spoken. When I was growing up (yes - I am showing my age here), it just wasn't used so I tend to use words like "freaking" when I'm really upset. And no, you will never see me use the F-Bomb in a post.

I agree with Telling Dad when he says,
If I feel that a sentence or thought could REALLY use an F-bomb to drive home the message then you’ll see me drop such words as “freaking”, F&@%, or my favorite replacement, “Fuzzle”.
So I proudly proclaim that Bunny Blog's is F-Bomb Free! Thanks Telling Dad for saying (or not saying) what I've been thinking all along.

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  1. Thank goodness it's free of the F-bomb or you'd be one reader minus. I think I need to go over and see what else this wise man has to say.

  2. I'm not particularly offended by the word myself. But I appreciate anyone who weighs in on trying to be genuinely funny instead of going for the easy laugh.

    Looks like you found a smart blog to follow.

  3. Wonder what blogs HE reads that they drop F-bombs. Not even I use them in my posts.

  4. I love this post. The F Bomb to me always signifies a sign of ANGER and I try to avoid angry Blogs as a mode of operation.
    Every now and then though, I do realize the need to reflect sincere anger; but as an exception NOT a rule.

  5. I have used the word on occassion, usually when I stub a toe or hurt myself, but I also do not see the need to use it on a post. I'm all for humor that can be done without profanity.

  6. I always enjoy discovering new blogs and this looks like a great one to keep up on!.
    I am one who will occasionally use profanity in a post, but as far as I can remember I have never dropped the "F" bomb.

  7. Mom was raised the same way - intelligent people can find a better way to express themselves. Mom doesn't naughty words, and they're not allowed in my blog either! So far, I don't think I've seen any in the comments on my blog, but I don't police my comments for anything but spam.

  8. Terrific post, we're on our way to check out. We're not usually offended by the "F-Bomb", but it seems to be flung about like crazy anymore. There's lots of other ways to get your point across.