Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

To The Editor Of The Mail

If you print the word "crap"  as "c----" aren't you in danger of making your readers envisage a much tangier word?

I know I did.

Censored words draw attention to themselves. In this case I puzzled over it for a good half minute.  The speaker was Bob Dylan. I know he's a poet, I know he has a way with words, but one does expect him to be idiomatic.

Then the light dawned

I suppose it's just possible the phrase you were drawing a veil across was "a load of cunt", but I don't think so, really.

  • I Love The Smell Of Pig In The Morning

    I walked out into the field this morning and smelled pig farm. Or maybe it was somebody muck-spreading. Either way it had me thinking about pork…

  • Shrooms

    Ailz put an app on my phone which allows me to identify fungi. It's a very cautious app and only tells me that certain specimens are…

  • Spirits

    I dreamed I was in my mother's bedroom- and and it was full of spirits. Some of the spirits were attending her as she lay in bed and some of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.