i do it often. For me, it's somehow natural to swear, insult, offend. e.g.
〈Are You Intelligent Enough to Understand HTML5?〉 @ http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/html5_vs_intelligence.html
〈Professor Victor Mair and 肏 (Fuck)〉 @ http://xahlee.org/Periodic_dosage_dir/bangu/Victor_Mair_and_fuck.html
〈Lily Allen - Fuck You Very Much〉 @ http://xahlee.org/music/fuck_you_very_much.html
i think that if you find it natural to do so at the time, then do it. (it's prone to happen more in hardcore programing communities) Though, of course the writing must have content. But also, advertisers will shy away from it, as usual.
i've been trying to find well known writers today or in the past that are well known for blunt swearing or offensive writing style. I thought there surely must be few, but couldn't think of any. Closest i can think of is Marquis de Sade (e.g. http://xahlee.org/p/justine.html
). Jonathan Swift came close (e.g. modest proposal http://xahlee.org/p/a_modest_proposal.html
, but mostly it's just offensive satire.
Another is Sir Richard Burton's translation of Arabian Nights, e.g.
〈The Arabian Nights: 70. ABU AL-ASWAD AND HIS SLAVE-GIRL〉 @http://xahlee.org/p/arabian_nights/ue70.html
(here we have cock-sucking in 1850, from tales of ~1500.)
but again it's not that he swears freely, but rather he's just doing faithful translation.
Besides Marquis de Sade, the other i can think of that actually qualify is 〈S.C.U.M Manifesto (by Valerie Solanas)〉 @ http://xahlee.org/p/scum.html
, but that's just a one-hit-wonder.
can anyone suggest other well-known writers who swear a lot in their work? I really like to collect a list. (note: porn/erotica writing doesn't count here. Am more looking for writers who swear a lot, or known for offensive writing style.) Thanks.
(from the few of Darren's blog i read in the past, i knew it's not his style. I think he has written that even bitching/complaining style doesn't work for him.)