language at Pemberley
Posted by Kate on December 04, 1997 at 15:50:56:
In response to Can we clarify this here?, written by Helen on December 04, 1997 at 14:31:56
] ] ...I do not believe it has been violated. We are not the language police.
] Please can the committee give us a ruling? The b-word seems so appropriate for certain Austen characters and comments (and other literary figures: I used it myself on someone in Tom Jones a week ago). I agree, it's out of line when used personally. But some people seem to find its usage unacceptable. So can we have an authoritative statement? Just so I know I'm within the borders of Pemberley good taste... ;-)
In case you didn't realize it, Myretta is a member of the committee (and a very important one ;-) - without her Pemberley would not exist in its present form), so you can take what she says as authoritative!
As she said, we have no problem with "bitch" in a context such as kates used it - if it was used about a fellow Pemberlian that would be another matter.
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