Veto is a four-letter word (google quickview, here's the PDF)
:.Governor Schwarzenegger of California, at odds
with the state legislature but ever the poet, vetoes Assembly Bill 1176
with a nice little acrostic
"In terms of language, it is also the most offensive official Major League baseball document that we have ever seen."
An auction house obtains a one page letter sent to baseball players in 1898, outlining the league's new anti-cursing policy. Includes lots of examples of the kind of language that is not allowed. Nervous auctioneers not sure how to exhibit it. Purely of historical interest, naturally. [more inside]
Is your favorite swear word
losing its potency
? Stock up on some new ones with the Swearsaurus,
a "vast array of swearing, profanity, obscenity, blasphemy, cursing, cussing, and insulting in a massive 165 languages"
Screw Howard Stern
. But Save Sandra Tsing Loh
The radio culture wars have claimed an unlikely victim, and an unlikely victimizer (America's favorite NPR station, KCRW).
Oh fuck! Are you interested? Let me guess: you're 18 to 34 years old, right?
Oh it's a dandy little word, for sure. But is it enough? Here's yet another brilliant marketing idea dreamt up by the 35-50
thoroughly fucked-up Texan
reader-research crowd! [Via Arts and Letters Daily.
Further verification that fuck is fucked.
The gradual emasculation of a word
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!