I'm writing a book aimed at 12+ year-olds, and I'm left wondering which swear / curse words are acceptable. I don't want this topic to dissolve into a list of words people approve or disapprove of, I just want to explain before I post something which may offend. So if you are easily offended, please do not read the following paragraph: Is the word "git" too offensive for a book aimed at 12 year-olds? It's set in the UK, so there are some people around who might say it in real life. To put it into context, one of my protagonists uses the word to describe an associate of his who betrayed him, as in, "That git ran off and hasn't contacted me since."