My first question on this site, so please be somewhat lenient :))
My question, put succinctly: Why do we asterisk the vowels in profane words, rather than the consonants?
Now, just a disclaimer, some may be put-off by profanity, or consider some words with different levels of vulgarity than others do, so please use your discretion.
These are all the 'common asterisk' spellings. After reviewing through books, social media, television closed-captions, and other instances which call for reduced profanity, I noticed that common practice dictates that the singular vowel be omitted. Since most profanity consist of only one vowel, the process of censorship is quite easy.
Is there a linguistic reason as to why we censor the vowels in profanity, rather than the consonants?