As most of you know I put together a book based on this blog and my experiences of menopause and basically just getting older.. The joy of Menopause my Arse.. and it was published in November. I was more than a little flattered that people bought it and gave it some pretty nice reviews on Amazon UK.
Fast forward to this week and I get a mail from Amazon dot com. Oh yes indeed, it seems someone in the good old USA decided my little book of rambling was offensive. Offensive me !! Well I never.
It seems the word ‘ARSE’ is a profanity, I kid you not. The word ‘ARSE’ it would appear is not good for customer relations. It was suggested that I change the name on the cover of the book as it might be more acceptable to readers in the USA.
I travel to the USA and I must tell you they’re a friendly bunch of people and do like me, occasionally swear, they use the word ASS and not ARSE, between you and me they just don’t have the accent for ARSE but I digress.
What am I to do, do I leave the word ARSE or I change it to make more even (yes I already sold some in the USA) more sales in the USA.
Well it’s a conundrum so it is.
Anyone got any ideas, the problem is what word do I use, I expect the word ASS would be equally offensive.
Shur lookit we all have one whether we call it an ARSE or ASS and the truth is mine needs addressing as it’s growing sideways, oh and the sagging, the only thing that’s hauling it up from behind my knees and keeping it in place, is the massive amount of lycra in my menopausal Knickers.
Please tell me does this offend ..