Heh heh. I second- well, fourth, technically- the opinion that the Dax-Tellarite interactions were very amusing. Good job, Rush
. I'm interested to see what you'll do with Dax this time.
Oh, to answer the question Nerys
asked, the term "Civil" is used in some of the novels- including the Corps of Engineers series- to describe insults given as part of "proper" social interaction, and the arguments and blustering that entails, as opposed to those insults which are used to express genuine displeasure. Quite what the distinction is hasn't been explained, but it's hinted to be complicated. Certainly Tellarites have been shown using curses and insults outside of "respectful" argument, so only some insults count as "Civil" or only in certain situations.