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Word Choice

Well, I would argue that even though you can say it, it would be better not to. You’re not cussin’, so it’s not a per se immoral word. But given NRO’s extremely powerful leadership role for today’s college students, I’d argue that NRO ought to set a high-class tone of dialogue. If we don’t set an example of high standards of discourse, nobody will. I suspect that if WFB were asked, he would agree. He’d probably try to convince you to say “feculent” instead, although I’d argue that copro-metaphors are so greatly overused today that NRO should employ them only in the rarest of circumstances.

I would, on the other hand, encourage extensive discussion of Star Trek.


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