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To: BenLurkin

Indeed.

I have read many letters from soldiers in the field from that time period.
Not only is there a total absence of Cursing, but the handwriting is clean and legible, and the grammar is correct. A large vocabulary and an erudite means of self-expression seem to have been in abundance even in the simple, lonely thoughts of a common soldier.

While a man would have been less likely to curse in a letter to home, the general tone of the letters indicates a much higher plane of self-expression than what we have today.

I am convinced that there has been concerted and organized effort on the part of Hollywood to coarsen and debase our culture.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 10:48:56 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
there has been concerted and organized effort on the part of Hollywood to coarsen and debase our culture

And it has succeeded.

17 posted on 12/06/2012 10:51:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: left that other site

***I am convinced that there has been concerted and organized effort on the part of Hollywood to coarsen and debase our culture.***

This began in the 1960s when the hippies and anti=war traitors began to force crude language on the public. Beore this time anyone saying “F” or “S” or even worse, “m*****f*****” in front of women or in mixed company would have been taken out to the back alley and given an attitude adjustment.

And no, Cowboys did not dance and say “BULLS**T” at the same time.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 11:01:10 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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