Because no-one had strong feelings about this once taboo was removed, I went ahead and did it. I'm still on the fence about replacing formality with formal-language, so we can tackle that another time. I think there must be a better tag to describe questions about where a word or phrase falls on the informal to formal range.
I propose that we :
- Make formal
and formalitysynonyms of a new tag formal-language (I know there is a distinction between formal and formality, but I don't think it's useful)
- Make informal-english a synonym of a new tag informal-language
- Make vulgarity a synonym of a new tag offensive-language
Proposed Tag Descriptions
formal-language - for questions about whether a word or phrase is appropriate in a formal context or that are requesting a word or phrase for use in a formal context.
informal-language - for questions about whether a word or phrase is appropriate in an informal context or that are requesting a word or phrase for use in an informal context.
offensive-language - for questions about language that may be considered offensive or inappropriate in certain contexts.
If you like the proposal, please up-vote it. If you dislike it please down-vote it, or suggest a way to make it less icky in comments or answers. If you want to kick around some ideas before you post, I pop into the Editor's Lounge chat room almost every day and I have seen at least one other person in there!