On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Nikolay Ivankov <[log in to unmask]>wrote: > Now, i REALLY don't like such kind of discussions and, though being a > native speaker, avoid this kind of lexis in my everyday speech. > Unfortunately, even in Germany I'm exposed to this kind of language every > day. And I'm writing it just to present some rules and hypotheses I happen > to know. This view is surprising to me. I always expect linguistically sophisticated groups like the conlanging community to encourage a certain freedom in talking about taboo vocabulary in a way that you can't on TV or radio. Some people hear will remember that episode 13 of Conlangery was marked explicit on iTunes specifically so we could devote the episode to taboo vocabulary. I think it would be irresponsible, in fact, for linguists and conlangers to ignore such vocabulary when discussion is warranted. It would be something like censoring non-standard usages from a discussion specifically about lower registers of a language.