A Conversation for English Usage in the Edited Guide
Ged42 Started conversation Sep 1, 2006
I'm currently working on my entrys for the Alien films and i'm wondering about what to do when quoting swear words. the quotes i need help on are: "Get away from her you bitch" from Aliens and the tagline for Alien 3 "The Bitch is Back" Should i have them with expletive intact or with some kind of replacement either stars **** or brackets eg. "[Expletive meaning female dog]" heres the link to the Aliens peer review thread http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/F48874?thread=3387689
Smij - Formerly Jimster Posted Sep 1, 2006
I think, contextually, 'bitch' is acceptable. If you star them it it might make the quotes look disproportionately filthy.
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