Thursday, August 24, 2006


I've been enjoying my little guest spot over here at Mister Anchovy. The only downside is in creating enough material to go around. I currently blog here (for this week anyway) and at A Blog About Nowt and Catablog of Disasters, as well as putting the occasional review on Six Line Reviews. I also have to find time to work, of course.

One of the things that I have found quite interesting is how much restraint and respect I've shown in my guest co-tenure. Not that I'm a disrespectful type, you understand. Far from it. But I have had little conversations in my head about what level of curse words are appropriate or otherwise.

Over at A Blog About Nowt, I use very strong language. One blog-reviewing website said I would be rated R if I were a movie. I like that. Proud I am. But when guesting somewhere else, what do you do?

I have noticed that Mister Anchovy himself doesn't cuss. At least not here, and at least not that I've seen, and I've been visiting for a few months. So on that basis, I would be inclined to follow suit.

Equally, though, he asked me to guest while he was away, presumably on the basis that (to some extent) he kind of likes what I write over at my place, and that's full of sweary bits. So do I give it some of that?

Ultimately, I plumped for the former, adopting a "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" attitude. Did I do the right thing? What would you have done in the same position? I mean, it's not like I have to curse. I just think it's big and it's clever.


Pie said...

When in Rome, do Romans.

I think you're probably right try to keep in the general mood of the website, whilst still writing in your own style. Anyways, I think you're doing a top job!


You could always use **** for the swearing? Apt?

Radmila said...

I'm pretty salty too on my own blog...but I kind of see this as smoking in a non-smokers house, if you know what I mean.
I just don't think I should do it.

Anonymous said...

You Canadians are sooo cute!!!

STAGG from Chicago

_z. said...

yeah i understand what you mean man! and I think I would keep the same attitude but lose the curses too.
or maybe not :)

me said...

i agree that if you are posting on some other persons blog, you should respect their style.
we all know where to go if we want to see/read your potty mouth!

* (asterisk) said...

Pie: "When in Rome, do Romans"?! You're a bad man! Thanks for the "props", as the "kids" say.

4D: I'm really not a fan of the asterisks, ummm well the ... well you know. I figure if you're making it that obvious, you may as well out and write it.

Radmila: I had also noticed that you'd toned it down too on that front. Smoking in a non-smoker's house... yeah, that's it.

Stagg: Thanks for the comment. But I'm not Canadian... Maybe you were referring to Radmila or Mr A? Anyway, hi!

_z.: Same attitude but without the curses. Works for me.

Cappy: Indeed, my potty mouth can be found where it always is!

mister anchovy said...

Gee whiz guys, I don't mind a little swearing....