> Well, raping chicks is taboo, so telling my child not to do it is probably just
> encouraging him, right?
Please. Rape is a physical assault on another person. This is not similiar to language taboo.
Just look at the results of language taboo. Kids and adults constantly use "bad words" among their friends and such. It's a mockery of our language. There have been no signs of rape caused by people telling kids not to do it because they know it's wrong since it hurts people. They can find no reason why certain words are wrong to say, and so they say them constantly in defiance of the taboo.
You're second suggestion is that if they are exposed to these words, they may use them in settings where it may offend someone and be detrimental to their advancement in life? That is why they should know that unfortunately, it is not currently socially acceptable in certain formal situations to use those parts of the language. They can probably figure that out on their own. I don't forsee kids who are not told that it is morally wrong to use taboo language to go into their first job interview and recklessly toss around "fuck" and "shit".
Am tired to hear that what is you point. mine its very clear sun. shit uuuuuuuuppppppppp - Dany