Joe Mondello wrote:

> I honestly don't see what Brian  said that was so terrible or offensive.

For me, at least, it *wasn't* terribly offensive, but it *was* vulgar
and coarse, and that's something I'd like to avoid, because one of the
things I prize about this group is the elevated and mature tone of
discussion. The point is, we should try to maintain high standards
of decency and respect for all people, and try to anticipate when
others *might* be offended.  That's something we shouldn't, I think,
let go as just taken for granted.

And anyways, I would think the tone of my posts about the matter
would show that I wasn't overly worked up about it.

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