Profane Trivia at Memolink

January 6, 2006 · 2 comments

Memolink has shown yet another example of their poor judgment in offering up the following question in their trivia section:
“IN DOGMA, WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE BOY THAT BETHANY LET PISS IN HER HAIR?”

Um, maybe I missed the day that “piss” became acceptable language, but where I live, we call that profanity. Not only does the WORD seem completely out of place on a professionally-run rewards program, but the question itself does as well (in other words, simply substituting “urinate” would still result in an inappropriate question). Are there no more tasteful questions that they could come up with? I’m a big fan of Kevin Smith movies, myself, and I can think of…well, at least a FEW, potential trivia questions from Dogma that wouldn’t require foul language. And if I couldn’t, I’m afraid I’d have the common sense to pull my trivia questions from more family-friendly movies.

Bottom line: if “piss” is acceptable conversational English among the people behind the scenes at Memolink, this reveals a lot about their maturity and professionalism.

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Cynthia January 6, 2006 at 6:06 pm

“Piss” is not profane at all. Where do you come from, a convent?

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Becky January 7, 2006 at 7:51 am

Cute comment! :)
But according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language, as quoted on Answers.com, “piss” is “vulgar slang.”
See: http://www.answers.com/piss
Answers.com lists “vulgar” as one of the potential definitions for “profane.”
See: http://www.answers.com/profane
So, connect the dots.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t “piss” one of the “seven naughty words” you can’t say on TV? Used to be, anyway.
Doesn’t matter. My point is, it’s not a nice word, your grandma would hit you with her flyswatter for saying it, and it’s not something you should expect from a professionally-run website. Haven’t seen it on MyPoints or Ebates or uPromise lately. But Memolink really isn’t in their league, is it?

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