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Is the word 'Bl..dy' Allowed on Scratch? by emrald_gamerYT in Questions about Scratch

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1: emrald_gamerYT wrote at 7:06:39 PM 16/9/20204423462
So as in Bl..dy H..l, Because ron says it in harry potter and it is P.G so is it allowed on scratch????
2: zahmbie1 wrote at 7:08:52 PM 16/9/20204423468
Just because a well known book says it doesn’t mean it’s ok
3: PrincessFlowerTV wrote at 7:09:33 PM 16/9/20204423470
There have been debates on the forums about this before, but the ST has not confirmed their opinion.
However, the fact that it is not blocked in comments does say something.
4: Vercte wrote at 7:22:48 PM 16/9/20204423503
Bloody, in Australia, means *, which is allowed.
Hell, as long as you aren't using it against anybody, is also allowed.
So, I'm guessing the Australian context is this one, so I'm pretty sure bloody hell is allowed.
Actual blood (more than a papercut) on scratch, however, is NOT allowed.
5: ittybitmap wrote at 8:29:10 PM 16/9/20204423635

Vercte wrote:

Bloody, in Australia, means dang, which is allowed.
Hell, as long as you aren't using it against anybody, is also allowed.
So, I'm guessing the Australian context is this one, so I'm pretty sure bloody hell is allowed.
Actual blood (more than a papercut) on scratch, however, is NOT allowed.
EDIT:
Huh, it got censored…
let's just say it's the lesser word dang.

ive heard ppl say bloody heck

so, dang heck?
6: notgoodatc0de wrote at 8:35:12 PM 16/9/20204423647
Bloody, in Britain and many other English-speaking countries, is an emphasis for another word such as, “Maria! My boss gave me so much bloody work to do!”, I would assume in that sense, that it's allowed. Using bloody to describe something, as in actual blood, not so much. Don't quote me on it though.

And then that leads to another question. Is saying ‘h*ll’ allowed? I would assume so, as long as your talking about the religious idea rather than an exclamation of anger, though I've seen it use as emphasis in a few posts.
7: scratchykit5743 wrote at 9:52:24 PM 16/9/20204423784
“bloody” is OK. “hell” cannot be used in that particular statement because, unless you are describing the Underworld, it is a curse word.
8: DipLeChip wrote at 12:30:23 AM 17/9/20204424119

Vercte wrote:

Bloody, in Australia, means dang, which is allowed.
Hell, as long as you aren't using it against anybody, is also allowed.
So, I'm guessing the Australian context is this one, so I'm pretty sure bloody hell is allowed.
Actual blood (more than a papercut) on scratch, however, is NOT allowed.
EDIT:
Huh, it got censored…
let's just say it's the lesser word dang.
Can confirm as an Aussie that we infact do use that word a lot, like the brits, in that way.
9: SquirreIstar wrote at 12:53:40 AM 17/9/20204424153
As far as I know, saying “bloody” (in the context of something like “that was bloody awesome”) is fine. “Bloody hell” is not fine, as “hell” is only allowed to be said on Scratch if referring to Hell itself.
10: Ihatr wrote at 1:23:52 AM 17/9/20204424203
Bloody seems to be fine to say, as it's used as a substitute for words such as “dang”. Hell, probably wouldn't be allowed, as it's not used to describe the underworld in this context, but used as a curse word, which scratch does not permit. Something like “That game is bloody awesome” would probably be permitted, but “Bloody heck, that game was good” would not be permitted.


Yes I substituted the word, I don't want to get banned in the first couple weeks of me scratching.
11: PrincessPandaLover wrote at 1:32:54 AM 17/9/20204424216
The last I've heard on this, it's that “bloody” is not allowed to be used in a sweary sense.
12: Mr_PenguinAlex wrote at 2:44:02 PM 18/9/20204427991
isn't that like a word that british use or something? im pretty sure it's allowed
13: BobzGamesAlt wrote at 2:46:40 PM 18/9/20204427998

scratchykit5743 wrote:

“bloody” is OK. “hell” cannot be used in that particular statement because, unless you are describing the Underworld, it is a curse word.
I made a topic about this a while back, and the consensus was that hell can be used in any context.
14: BearSlothCoding wrote at 2:53:37 PM 18/9/20204428020

BobzGamesAlt wrote:

scratchykit5743 wrote:

“bloody” is OK. “hell” cannot be used in that particular statement because, unless you are describing the Underworld, it is a curse word.
I made a topic about this a while back, and the consensus was that hell can be used in any context.
It cannot be used to curse someone out though.
15: Vercte wrote at 5:01:31 PM 18/9/20204428328

DipLeChip wrote:

Vercte wrote:

Bloody, in Australia, means dang, which is allowed.
Hell, as long as you aren't using it against anybody, is also allowed.
So, I'm guessing the Australian context is this one, so I'm pretty sure bloody hell is allowed.
Actual blood (more than a papercut) on scratch, however, is NOT allowed.
EDIT:
Huh, it got censored…
let's just say it's the lesser word dang.
Can confirm as an Aussie that we infact do use that word a lot, like the brits, in that way.
I know my worldwide terms
16: Pebblemoutain wrote at 6:09:27 PM 18/9/20204428528

emrald_gamerYT wrote:

So as in Bl..dy H..l, Because ron says it in harry potter and it is P.G so is it allowed on scratch????


I'm sure it is okay, just make sure you type it in like a project's instructions just to make sure.
17: joshuaho wrote at 6:27:47 PM 18/9/20204428599
Something I'd like to point out is that Scratch is a diverse Community - which means that everyone is going to interpret those words differently, based on their background and knowledge. Some may find it disturbing, while others might not. The meaning of those words can change, depending on location.

Considering the interests of the entire Community, however, I can see why those words might not be considered inappropriate. To be on the safe side, I would suggest considering a different word or phrase to use - I'm sure there are many more (age-appropriate) ways to get the same meaning out.