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Question: If there are, as you said last week, "children reading this column," why do you use blasphemous and offensive language like "for chrissakes" in it? Please consider not swearing at your readers. On a more positive note, you write an otherwise wonderfully humorous column.Answer: I'll stop using "chrissakes" on one condition: You offer up something equally offensive and blasphemous instead. It's only fair.

Michael Ausiello

Question: If there are, as you said last week, "children reading this column," why do you use blasphemous and offensive language like "for chrissakes" in it? Please consider not swearing at your readers. On a more positive note, you write an otherwise wonderfully humorous column.

Answer: I'll stop using "chrissakes" on one condition: You offer up something equally offensive and blasphemous instead. It's only fair.