In a topic in the General Discussion forum I posted in response to the inclusion of a ribald joke:
I think we can do without the gratuitous sexual jokes.
It’s one thing to make a quip related to an ongoing discussion that is risque, a double entendre, or even flat-out explicitly sexual, but to introduce a word into a discussion just to make a sex joke is going a bit too far.
I want to make it clear that, for my part, the great offense was the shift in topic for the purpose of including the off-color joke, not the joke itself. The topic was the word flour and the joke teller introduced the word bolt for the sole purpose of telling the joke.
While I would like to keep this site and forum K-12* friendly, given the nature of language some of the topics and discussion may be inappropriate for younger children. Also, lively discussion will involve witticism and jokes will naturally arise and I don’t want to stifle that.
There’s a reasonable middle-ground where bawdy humor that is topical is appreciated, but hijacking the conversation for the purpose of inserting a joke is not. This is wordorigins.org, not alt.humor.
*Kindergarten through 12th grade (high-school in American education).