<p>I want to use words like 'crap' '<em>s</em>*t"(maybe star the 'h' and 'i'). It's a very 'story-like' type of essay displaying my personality but i dont know if it's appropriate.</p>

<p>Someone would have to read it. I do read a lot of application essays and you can PM me, if you like. It's probably a risk. But, as you say, context is what matters. And whether you could have just as strong an essay, telling just as compelling a story, without the word(s).</p>

<p>Alright- i'll pm you in about two-three weeks when i'm done. Right now i'm just brain storming.</p>

<p>Depends on the should be fine though if used correctly (like a narrative) IMO..</p>

<p>yeah that's exactly how i plan on using it. But i'll send the essay to you guys in a couple of weeks just to make sure.</p>