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    What is okay to say?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Z. C. Bolger, Apr 17, 2012.

    What is your opinion on a children's book using the statement "Oh my god!" ? Ages 10 and up.
     
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    Use it. It isn't even a question.
     
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    Wouldn't worry about it at all.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
     
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    i see no problem, but 'god' is usually capitalized... if you don't feel right about it, simply substitute 'oh, gosh!' or 'oh, wow!' or any of the many other alternatives that kids would say...
     
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    A ten year old responds: 'Seems fucking fine to me, buddy.'
     
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    <chuckles lightly>

    Yeah, most ten year olds these days have much worse in their vocabulary than "Oh, my God!" Parents wish that was the worst they'd say.

    Now, a six year old? Yeah, may not want to include "Oh, my God!" in a book directed to them. (I could be wrong, though...)
     

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