I have very little time to read general blogs. I visit random blogs of various Egyptians occasionally when a link is passed on to me or when I am lost or something.
I don't know when the topic of this post started to happen, but I am amazed at the amount of foul language in use by Egyptian bloggers currently.
Perhaps it is a meme that I missed, or perhaps something else.
Previously, extremely offensive language was used only by anonymous posters when they tried ad hominen attacks on the blogger. Alaa and Manal's blog had many of these for example.
- Is this now acceptable in day to day use in Egypt, to use such language (like the F-word is in the workplace in USA and Canada)? I have not noticed this in day to day dealing during my visit this month to Egypt.
- Or is it people are so stressed and frustrated that blogs have become a means for letting steam?
- Or is it just the casual nature of blogs being more casual?
- Or are there other reasons?