Horse apples. One is common speech not directed at anyone and the other things you cited are harmful and hurtful to specific individuals or groups of individuals. Reminds me of a bar I used to go to when I was young. The owner had an absolute fit if anyone dropped an f-bomb but laughed right along at jokes about blacks, Native Americans, LGBTQ individuals, and probably others. But his self righteous banning of the dreaded F-word undoubtedly made him feel morally superior. My wife dropped a rare F-bomb just this morning. (She wasn't mad at me....at somebody else LOL) so I guess this classy, professional lady is the scum of the earth according to some twisted version of morality. However she would never engage in racist or bigoted speech because she IS a classy person and has her moral priorities straight. People need to start condemning and calling out others who DO the truly obscene things like denigrate people of color, different sexual identities, ethnic groups and so on. If they did so, the world would be a better place. There is a BIG difference between an expletive and hate speech against other people. To say the two are equivalent shows utter disregard for the people who have suffered discrimination for so long. It's not the words -though they are hurtful indeed- it's what that speech represents. I think Fred has been mighty kind to even let his decision be dissected and I am not going to say anything more. 73!