I'm reading some web novels, and I noticed that once in a while there's ** double asterisk in the middle of a sentence, but I have no idea what they represent.

For example:


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Just as in the prude American culture, it is a kind of abominable censorship of certain expletives, like 狗日的 (fucking), 他妈的 (fucking), 我肏 (fuck), 我靠 (fuck) etc.

  • How should the asterisks be read aloud then?
    – Mou某
    Mar 29, 2015 at 23:17
  • iciba:expletive 咒骂语 2. I mean, I just about ( expletive ) in my pants. 我的意思是, 我只是在说 ( 咒骂 ) 我的裤子. 3. We're not going to take this ( expletive ) any more. 我们不能再他妈这样下去了。 4. Please take your seats and shut the ( expletive ) up. 请你们入座,还有收声 ( 咒骂语 ) 了.
    – user6065
    Mar 29, 2015 at 23:53

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