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What is the most offensive book title, that you can think of, if you remove or add one letter to it?
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I'm not sure, but I suspect that you could offend quite a lot of people if you leave out the second 'b' from "The Bible".
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I'm not sure, but I suspect that you could offend quite a lot of people if you leave out the second 'b' from "The Bible".
Good one.

I reply with "The count of Monte Cristo"
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In the same vein, The Great Hunt.
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In the same vein, The Great Hunt.
add or remove, not add and remove.

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I don't get it...what letter are you adding or removing? If you do both, I guess it could be 'Men Who Love Hen', but that's more silly than offensive.

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I guess gay-rights people would get offended if you add a 'd' in there...
'Men Who'd Love Men' or 'Men Who Loved Men'
implying homosexuality is a choice/is curable
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I think it would be clearest if you also indicate what change you suggest, as I did. Otherwise people would just be guessing, or they might not bother to guess and give up on it.
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I think it would be clearest if you also indicate what change you suggest, as I did. Otherwise people would just be guessing, or they might not bother to guess and give up on it.
The Ugly Fuckling.

I thought mine was pretty clear.
I put forward a few guesses on Terez's.
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But that one requires both an addition and a removal, while the OP asks for either one of those.
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I don't get it...what letter are you adding or removing? If you do both, I guess it could be 'Men Who Love Hen', but that's more silly than offensive.

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I guess gay-rights people would get offended if you add a 'd' in there...
'Men Who'd Love Men' or 'Men Who Loved Men'
implying homosexuality is a choice/is curable
It's an academic book, so the point is moot. Academic queer studies folks believe that homosexuality is a social construct, and that the whole "I was born this way" argument is misguided.
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But that one requires both an addition and a removal, while the OP asks for either one of those.
And after I torched Zombie's ass for doing the same thing...

I'm tired, cranky, and stupid. atm.

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My suggestion in the third post is a removal of a letter.
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Here's another one

"Pass creek valley: A western duo"

(remove the P)
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In some circumstances, The Silver Chair, minus the C, could be considered offensive.

I don't think Chamber of Secretes quite works.
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My apologies for focusing more on a humorous result than sticking stringently to the rules. I'll try to remember to check my sense of humour at the door in future.

ETA: For a moment I thought The Unreasoner said he touched my ass. With that and the whole Daddy thing, I dunno whether to be worried or flattered...
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A (P)assage to India?
The (W)hole Nine Yards?

this isn't anywhere near as amusing as replacing quotes with "pants": "I find your lack of pants disturbing." --Darth Vader
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