The jig is up!
My mother found Cribbster this morning. She was not pleased with the unrestrained language. At one point she smartly resorts to the “Louise Cribbs’ Jerry Seinfeld/Will Smith Defense,” which I’ve never been able to counteract well.
To: Jonathan Cribbs <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM
Mailed by: comcast.net
Ok, i’m reading a few things here and i’m thinking your language is getting a bit gratuitous. Or maybe I’m thinking of conversation with you or others that I’ve overheard, you don’t speak like that so it just doesn’t fit.
“Netflix the bitch”? It just doesn’t fit. (and this is just one example) You don’t need to do that. You underestimate the power of your writing which draws the reader in on its own.
It’s kind of like having Jerry Seinfeld doing standup using crass words like shit and dropping “F” bombs. I can’t even picture it. It is beneath him.
And if you are doing this cause this is the only way to “hook” your generation, then I worry for our future.
I don’t think i’m a prude and I would understand a word here and there, but this is just not you. Unless I don’t know you.
Don’t lower your standards for your blog
To be honest, she’s right about the Netflix comment. That doesn’t make any sense. I don’t know why I wrote that.
Louise Cribbs. Content editor.