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Lexiboost: “Vitriol” Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.

MP900443189By Eileen Ramos

Vitriol (n):  1. See Sulfuric Acid 2. Bitterly abusive feeling or expression.

The lovely thing about the internet is that you can write about nearly anything and have an audience. The horrid thing about the internet is that nearly anyone can read your writing and you have no idea who might be offended by your words. So it’s best to keep the vitriol and slander out of your blog, no matter how justified you feel.

There are a quite a number of cases where people have lost their jobs and scholarships, and have had to transfer or move somewhere else because of their ill-advised online commentary. Don’t become one of them.

You may have freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean that employers and colleges will keep you if your caustic words violate policy.  So delete what could get you in trouble and be more diligent with your prose.

 

[Bucks County teacher whose blog made headlines is fired]

[Pickens officer fired after ticketing Clemson coach]

[Nolo: Fired for Blogging]

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