The other day, someone I know remarked on the use of "copulation" on my other blog. Why not use the common 4-lettered term, was the suggestion. Well, my first thought in response was if my 10-12yr old cousins read this, I don't want to be source for bad words/set a bad example. Not that I don't use 4-lettered words, but I try and keep it to a minimum. Ditto for mudslinging and other forms of incivility. I might disapprove of what you say, but I wont get abusive about the disapproval. With the recent explosion of self-appointed pundits in the blogosphere, people are now proposing a code of conduct. Unfortunately, you can't just pass a bunch of rules to make incivility go away, says Tony Long. And I agree!