I'm not familiar with that novelette, but it made me think if another expression, never go poo poo where you eat. I know I cleaned it up a bit, but that expression is offensive for reasons that make no sense at all. **** for brains, **** head, hot **** probably offends some folks, just not me. I wouldn't use those terms in a job interview or the first time I met someone's parents, but I'm old and will not be doing either, anytime in this lifetime. The other one that's makes me grind my teeth is "well, the project poo pood the bed". It seems like such a misuse of the word '****', and not compelling.