Nobody seems to mind when, say, soldiers or longshoremen cuss. It’s usually described as “salty” or “colorful.” So why can’t bloggers be described as salty and colorful too?
Which reminds me of the sorely missed Suck.com, and its occasional series of filler graphs like this:
And so I issue a challenge to people with copious spare time and graphical skillz. Produce a chart of (science)bloggers on axes of salty versus colorful.
I suspect that TfK is colorful, but only moderately salty. I will, of course, defer to others’ judgment.
Alas, I’m not convinced that the Washington Monthly would be either salty or colorful, though.