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A Catalog Of Dirty Words Used In "The New Yorker"

05/31/2011 03:53 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2011

Famous story, here recounted by The Daily News:

Harold Brodkey used to tell the tale of how legendary New Yorker magazine editor William Shawn handled his use of a four-letter word: It's up to you, Shawn said, but would you rather be remembered for your story or the first use of that word in this magazine? Brodkey spiked the offending expletive.

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