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DEFINITIONS FOR RSACi LANGUAGE QUESTIONS

Other Definitions: [Nudity] [Sex] [Violence]



GUIDING PRINCIPLE
The construction of a list of every word, action, innuendo, and gesture that a reasonable person would consider as crude, slang, profane or explicit is a never-ending task. Times change. Words change. Gestures change. New street slang is constantly evolving. Language considered inoffensive in one culture may be considered vulgar in another culture. It is therefore your responsibility to properly interpret and classify any slang, profanity or vulgarity according to the usage in the title and the general category definitions below. Words or expressions in the title that fit a definition or categorization, but do not appear on a word list, should be treated as if they do appear on the list.

CONTAIN
The inclusion of specific content in any form or manner, including but not limited to printed words, written descriptions, oral recitations, and other audio sounds.

CRUDE LANGUAGE; EXPLICIT SEXUAL REFERENCES
Crude references, direct or indirect to intercourse: Fuck, bugger, mother-fucker, cock-sucker, penis-breath. Crude references to genitalia: prick, cock, pussy, twat, cunt. Explicit street slang for intercourse or genitalia.

EXTREME HATE SPEECH
The combination of vulgar language with hate speech or epithets; advocating violence or harm against a person or group.

HATE SPEECH
Any portrayal (words, speech, pictures, etc.) which strongly denigrates, defames, or otherwise devalues a person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or disability is considered to be hate speech. Any use of an epithet is considered hate speech. Any description of one of these groups or group members that uses strong language, crude language, explicit sexual references, or obscene gestures is considered hate speech.

EPITHET
A disparaging or abusive word or phrase used in the place of the name of any person or group. There are many examples of slang terms which, in any given historical period, function almost exclusively as epithets: e.g., honky, nigger, coon, spic, greaser, chink, slant, faggot, etc. In addition, sometimes a word which is not in and of itself an epithet functions as one because of context. For example, in some contexts the word "pig" may be used in place of "police officer," thus becoming an epithet. In other contexts, and at different times, the word "monkey" has been used as an epithet to refer to individuals of Asian descent and to individuals of African descent.

OBSCENE GESTURES
Any visual or described gestures, body movements, such as flipping the bird, mooning, non-verbal indications of sexual insult, etc., indicating any of the above. Any visual or described innuendo, euphemisms, street slang, double-entendre for any of the above.

STRONG LANGUAGE
Strong, but not crude, language for genitalia: asshole, butthole, dork, dong, pecker, schlong, dick. Strong language for bodily functions or elimination: Shit, piss, cum, asswipe, buttwipe. Strong language for sexual functions or intercourse: jerk-off, balling, shtupping, screwing, boffing, cumming.. References to genitalia used in a sexual setting including the use of penis, vagina, rectum, semen.

PROFANITY
To treat something regarded as sacred with abuse, irreverence, or contempt. to use the name of a deity with contempt or as a curse.

MODERATE EXPLETIVES
The words bastard and bitch (when used as epithets rather than biological terms), son-of-a-bitch, turd, crap.

MILD EXPLETIVES
The words hell and damn, ass and horse's ass, BUT NOT asshole, assface, asswipe; butthead and buttface BUT NOT butthole and buttwipe.

NON-SEXUAL ANATOMICAL REFERENCES
Words such as penis, vagina, rectum, semen used in a non-sexual context.

MILD TERMS FOR BODY FUNCTIONS
Words such as piss and poop not used in a sexual context.

SLANG
No profanity, expletives, vulgar gestures, innuendo, double-entendre, vulgar street slang other than listed below.

A. Inoffensive slang: darn, drat, golly, gosh, dang, rats, sheesh, geeze, gee wiz.
B. Screw to indicate cheated or harmed, BUT NOT screw in any sexual context.
C. Butt to indicate one's rear end as in "get your butt out of here, or "I'm going to paddle your butt," or "he fell on his butt.," BUT NOT butthead, butthole, buttface, buttwipe, etc.
D. Ass when referring to the animal, but not "Horse's ass."
E. Dork used in a non-sexual context as in, "He's a dork."
F. Sucks used in a non-sexual context as in, "That sucks," or "He sucks."



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