It's a day of high jinx, high revelry and high people in Australia; a day when a large and vocal majority come together to "celebrate what's great" about this country. But what is the meaning of all this fanfare? What is the true origin of this passionately marked day of facepaint and binge drinking? Is everyone in Australia so keen on this particular anniversary? To get to bottom of these questions, and more, join your amiable host Robert Foster [previously]
as he conducts a high-octane, high-frequency satellite link-up with a representative of the Mainstream Australian media: multi-Logie award-winning broadcaster, entertainer, emu-wrangler and true blue Aussie, Kenneth Oathcarn. Rap News Episode 11: Australia DayWARNING: contains adult Australian vernacular - viewer discretion is strongly advised.
posted by finite
on Jan 25, 2012 -
The naughtiest word in English? In an unbelievable coincidence, first a prime time Radio broadcaster
[on the serious BBC Radio 4 station], then the well known political correspondent & broadcaster Andrew Marr
on the same station, then Nick Herbert MP in the House of Commons
, all managed to Spoonerise the name of a government minister with his position.
His name? Jeremy Hunt
His department? C
All started by... James Naughtie
. See what he did there?
posted by dash_slot-
on Dec 6, 2010 -
The current FCC case [PDF
] before the U.S. Supreme Court presents a fascinating dilemma for the judges: how do you respectfully discuss the legality of profane words in the nation's highest court
? And for reporters: how do you report on the specifics of the case? It seems decisions vary across publications: NYT
, Washington Post
(reg req), LA Times
, Wall Street Journal
, The Atlantic
. As for the judges themselves, they opted to allow only substitute terms
. PDF transcript
with word count at bottom. Background
posted by Tehanu
on Nov 6, 2008 -
You Stupid #@$!
In England, children are learning how to swear. What the #@%&? Aren't they learning enough of this #@&! on the street? I believe that the standards for streets smarts have really slipped over the years. Children should be learning their four letter words at the same place they learn about sex, on the street!
posted by aj100
on Jul 2, 2001 -
CAUTION: VERY NAUGHTY WORD AHEAD
(Via Obscure Store) You can't say I didn't warn you. This is perhaps the funniest "news" story I've read all year. I have to believe the (female) reporter was cackling madly as she wrote it.
posted by Skot
on Nov 20, 2000 -