# Why are expletives deleted in CVR transcripts?

I was reading this when I envisioned this question. In this age, I don't think expletives can offend anyone. They may not be germane, but oughtn$$`$$t authenticity outweigh relevance?

• What you think and what reality is, clearly disagree. – Nij Mar 13 '19 at 4:04
• I don't think expletives can offend anyone - you'd be wrong. But in any case, how does the meaning of 'We're going to f***ing crash' differ from 'We're going to crash'? – CatchAsCatchCan Mar 13 '19 at 4:21
• The question you linked has a lot of answers and comments pointing out that not everyone wants to read the pilots' last words in complete detail, for various reasons. Some cultures would also have a real problem with publishing blasphemous language. – Pondlife Mar 13 '19 at 4:40