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Are Profanities allowed on Duolingo?

I've seen lots of people using profanities including the F-Bomb on Duolingo. Is that allowed? Should it be? (Please, no profanities in your respones :))

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
Lenkvist
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No, they are not. From the guidelines:

Hateful, obscene and off-topic comments don’t contribute to learning. Cursing doesn’t either (let people discover those words in the wild). Leave them out of the language discussions.

https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

I especially love the line about "...discover those words in the wild...".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeanPaul.Fr

Guidelines are at https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines which would indicate not.

........"don’t contribute to learning. Cursing doesn’t either (let people discover those words in the wild). Leave them out of the language discussions

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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But in some lessons they are allowed. For example "b*tch" is a valid translation of "perra", and DL accepts it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

Sigh. I do find that one strange... Just that it has been turned into such a fowl word. Because, yes, it did originally mean a female dog, much like "doe" being a female deer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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It still actively means this. When referring to a dog it is in no way profane. Any more than calling a male deer a stag is profane. Yes, it means other things too, but so do many other words than can be profane or benign depending on use.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

I know. I simply don't understand why we find it necessary to turn what could otherwise be every-day words in to profanities.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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Just that it has been turned into such a fowl word.

So you can also enjoy the smile I just had: Fowl are birds, foul is unpleasant.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

Indeed. ;D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer
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No, not according to the guidelines

If you let a moderator know about discussions like that, he/she can delete those posts.

Ed: Lenkvist and JeanPaul beat me to it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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Just be sure to include the tilde on your año, and you'll be fine.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Nick_Crompton_

hahaha...i made that mistake one day in spanish class ad oh boy.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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Yes.

Once in a fit of enthusiasm I posted a very mild profanity as emphasis (d--n), and a moderator asked me to edit it out or the post would be deleted, which of course I did. I hadn't thought that would be offensive, but of course it can be.

Report any you see, I would say.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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I had the same experience when I referred to something "kicking my a*s"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_Nick_Crompton_

Of course they are not allowed, but they are not especially rare, so it would be slightly hard to punish profaninators. (a word?)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benditsoccer
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f no

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozguy

Seriously?

3 years ago