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    #31
    OMG the reviewer needs to loosen up. I do not swear but it doesn't bother me if its not spoken in an angry way. It was an evening show and the songs were sung at approx 23.45 when most children are or should be in bed. If I was that disgusted I wouldn't have returned to that bar no matter what my friends wanted.
    don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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      #32
      Originally posted by jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe View Post
      I am not hung up about bad language but I do NOT like it bandied about in Public ESPECIALLY in the company of women
      Do you mean then that bad language is OK just among men - sort of like Mr Trump and his comment about locker-room banter?

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        #33
        From a personal point of view I don't use bad language and I can never understand why people have to use it to express them selves. The main thing is I feel uncomfortable in the presence of bad language especially in mixed company but as they say thats life.

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          #34
          Both Alison and I enjoy risque humour and don't think of ourselves as prudes or spoilsports, but neither of us enjoy comedians who use bad language. As an example Eddie Murphy can be very funny without swearing, but in some films or stand up videos has is simply vulgar (The off switch is always available in our house.)

          Re cruising we have seen several comedians on American and English ships and their evening shows have all been acceptable for family consumption. On MSC and Costa it is no problem as they don't have comedians, although some of the outfits on stage can be a bit risque.

          Like many posters, if a show is not to our taste we simply vote with our feet, and would never expect any show after 10ish at night to be family friendly.

          We do though accept that many people are more tolerant of vulgarity in humour - just look at Roy Chubby Brown, and that is up to them.

          Even if the late night shows weren't to our taste we would still cruise again on a ship that we like.

          Cheers

          Tony and Alison B

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            #35
            I have a vocabulary which can be 'interesting' at times but I know when and where I can use it and my vocab does not extend to what I call real vulgarity, so I would say it depends how 'bad' the language is and the timing of such a display.

            There's a particular Irish television presenter and comedian whose humour is just up my street but he does have a particular liking for the 'f' word in his one man live shows, which I do find rather unnecessary but, when accepting the tickets, I know what to expect.

            However, I would not expect that on a cruise ship, adult entertainment or not.

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              #36
              Off the subject a little, I was astounded by the choice of films on the Reflection this year. Tired after a long day I decided to stay in and watch a film and was absolutely gobsmacked by the choice! They ranged from foul language, blatant sexual content and a film starring Robin Williams as a closet gay who finally finds a partner. Thinking a Robin Williams film would be funny, I watched for a while and I could not believe the awful terminology and suggestive comments. It was awful! If this was the best Celebrity could offer for in cabin viewing I think they should change the selection staff!

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                #37
                Originally posted by cruiser, Larne View Post
                Off the subject a little, I was astounded by the choice of films on the Reflection this year. Tired after a long day I decided to stay in and watch a film and was absolutely gobsmacked by the choice! They ranged from foul language, blatant sexual content and a film starring Robin Williams as a closet gay who finally finds a partner. Thinking a Robin Williams film would be funny, I watched for a while and I could not believe the awful terminology and suggestive comments. It was awful! If this was the best Celebrity could offer for in cabin viewing I think they should change the selection staff!
                Having worked in the Hotel industry, the hotel where I worked, offered a range of pay to view films as well normal tv and films, it was the more outrageous films in regards to language and sexuality, which were by far the best sellers.
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by cruiser, Larne View Post
                  Off the subject a little, I was astounded by the choice of films on the Reflection this year. Tired after a long day I decided to stay in and watch a film and was absolutely gobsmacked by the choice! They ranged from foul language, blatant sexual content and a film starring Robin Williams as a closet gay who finally finds a partner. Thinking a Robin Williams film would be funny, I watched for a while and I could not believe the awful terminology and suggestive comments. It was awful! If this was the best Celebrity could offer for in cabin viewing I think they should change the selection staff!
                  I saw the late Robin Williams in Vegas at an Andre Agassi fund-raising event.

                  I have seen Billy Connolly too.

                  The language used that night by Williams was far worse than anything I have heard from BC. It was also not funny. Most of the largely American audience cringed.

                  Fortunately the next act, Rod Stewart, saved the day.

                  Annie

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                    #39
                    I was just surprised that Celebrity would have such films on their free choice. Granted we do not usually spend our time stching TV in our room but once in a while it is nice to relax and watch something we never get time to see at home! On a Princess cruise there was a choice of over thirty free films, each up to date and could easily have been for family viewing. I prefer light hearted or comedy films so I could not enjoy the ones that have extraneous violence, swearing or sexual content.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by cruiser, Larne View Post
                      I was just surprised that Celebrity would have such films on their free choice. Granted we do not usually spend our time stching TV in our room but once in a while it is nice to relax and watch something we never get time to see at home! On a Princess cruise there was a choice of over thirty free films, each up to date and could easily have been for family viewing. I prefer light hearted or comedy films so I could not enjoy the ones that have extraneous violence, swearing or sexual content.
                      If you ask someone to name a Robin Williams film, Mrs Doubtfire will probably be mentioned but there was another side to him.

                      Annie

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                        If you ask someone to name a Robin Williams film, Mrs Doubtfire will probably be mentioned but there was another side to him.

                        Annie
                        I think Robin Williams as well as comedy made some excellent soul searching films, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting are two which come to mind.

                        Don't think I would have enjoyed seeing him as a stand up comedian though.
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                          #42
                          Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
                          I think Robin Williams as well as comedy made some excellent soul searching films, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting are two which come to mind.

                          Don't think I would have enjoyed seeing him as a stand up comedian though.
                          I agree. His LV performance even had Steffi Graf cringing.

                          Annie

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                            #43
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                            I think there is a time and place for everything and there is only one place for bad language.....................The bedroom

                            Cheers OSD
                            Our cruising days are over now.................

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                              #44
                              It is a poor performer who has to resort to the language of the gutter to get a laugh.

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                                #45
                                I don't really get swearing. Can't see the point of it, just shows a lack of imagination or education in not being able to find other words to express yourself. Neither my Husband or I swear, none of our friends swear, generally no family members swear. When I worked a couple of people I worked with swore, it doesn't bother me, but I don't think it is pleasant to listen too. Some people cannot speak without swearing, life can be miserable enough without having those around you swearing.

                                As to comedians on a cruise, the show wouldn't be to our taste and we would leave.
                                Cannot believe how much swearing and vulgarity there is in movies these days, which I think is because there isn't any swearing on mainstream US TV so they let rip in movie. No need for it and it adds nothing IMO.

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