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Testing My Limits

So I'm trying not to swear, but boy, has today been testing it.

You know how TV and movies often warn about "adult situations", "adult situations and humor", "violence and adult humor", etc? Those are called "guidance combinations".

We've just been told that we need to add six hundred and forty guidance combinations to our system. That's in addition to over six hundred combinations we already have. That's not what's testing my new "no profanity" pledge. It's the fact that we've been told this must be rushed into production immediately and we've been told that we're inflexible for not being able/willing to do so.

What's so critically important that these must be immediately rushed into production?

Contains strong language, adult humour, some scenes of a sexual nature, some violent scenes, scenes which some viewers may find upsetting and scenes of flashing images.

That's one of the six hundred and forty. Here's another.

Contains strong language, adult humour, some scenes of a sexual nature, some violent scenes, scenes which some viewers may find disturbing and scenes of flashing images.

See the difference? See it?

Can someone please tell me why the difference between "upsetting" and "disturbing" is so important that this must be immediately rushed into production? We will have over thirteen hundred of these things.

Here's another:

Contains strong language, adult humour, some scenes of a sexual nature, prolonged violent scenes, scenes which some viewers may find upsetting and scenes of flashing images.

And it goes on and on like that. But the team I'm on is the one which is accused of being inflexible.

Must. Not. Use. Profanity.

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