I've posted this question about the origins of the phrase crazier than a shithouse rat.
And, in an attempt to soften the blow to some of our more "sensitive" readers, I chose to post the term as sh*thouse rat.
Need I have done that? Or, as a language usage site are words that might be deemed offensive but not hateful acceptable?
In my personal life, I am not one to watch my language except in situations where decorum is absolutely required. I feel that America is too puritanical in our view of words derived from Anglo-Saxon English.