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Profanity

Can Profanity Help Your Career?

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Your boss, clients, investors, or constituents need to see that you care. When things go badly, they want someone who jumps to action. They want to feel that you care more deeply about the problem than they do. They want someone to get upset, and maybe even swear a little.

Dear New York Times: Women Curse

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Everyone, there's cursing in the lady mags. Someone dispatch one of Emily Post's descendants to the Conde Nast building STAT.

WATCH: Woman Thrown In Jail For Cursing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.02.2013 | Crime

The worst punishment most children endure for cursing is getting their mouths washed out with soap. For LaRue Ford, a 49-year-old woman, the punishmen...

After Beckham, What Next for North American Soccer?

Steve Clare | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

It's not that I necessarily think the New York Cosmos is a bad idea for MLS's 20th franchise. I just think expanding the league to the south east is a more important prerogative.

Summer Reading Assignment Stirs Up Controversy At Tennessee STEM School

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

The parents of a 14-year-old rising freshman at Hardin Valley Academy in Tennessee have taken issue with their son and his 450 classmates in the STEM ...

Profanity and Grammar: Lessons From History

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home
William B. Bradshaw

The abundant use of profanity is one of the significant signs of what I call the "dumbing down of America." The excessive, needless, and inappropriate use of profane, coarse, crude, tasteless, and obscene language is becoming the norm.

Ted: Count Me Among the Haters

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Ted is a movie you will either love or hate. Mark me down as one of the haters. I didn't laugh; I wasn't charmed.

What the F***?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided FCC v. Fox Television Stations. What's the real significance of the case? It is this: Throughout its opinion, the Court repeatedly wrote f*** and s***. It declined to acknowledge the actual words at stake. This is depressing.

Another Fornicating Play

Howard Sherman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

We may be a country founded on free speech, but our ongoing inability to define pornography and obscenity creates a grey area; inflammatory words employed knowingly for artistic and cultural reasons are verboten.

Debate: Should You Be Able To Do As You Please In The Skies?

Katherine Patke | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel

Last week the story of a woman who was removed from an American Airlines flight by pilots because of her offensive clothing became big news. American ...

It Might Help If You Curse A Little More At Work

Wall Street Journal | Joann S. Lublin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

Carol Bartz, fired as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.20% last September, wishes she did one thing differently during her troubled tenure. "I...

Why Cursing At Work Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

Common knowledge says spewing out profanity-laden language to let out your frustrations at work isn't the best idea. That may be a misguided assumpti...

The 'Right Words' For Your Child Might Be Profane

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Before every game, hulking football defensive end Dave Tollefson calls his mother. Then she curses at him for awhile before he heads off to the field.

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas Is a Very Raunchy Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This movie has something in it to offend just about anyone. It is sacrilegious to the extreme; it has graphic nudity; it has sexual situations and gross humor; it has no redemptive value.

Nice Girls Don't: My Language, What It Says About Me -- And What It Doesn't

Vicki Abelson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Women
Vicki Abelson

Until a few years ago, I don't think I'd ever written a curse word on a public forum. Then I thought, to hell with that.

Suburb Legalizes Swearing By Repealing Rarely Enforced Ordinance

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Northwest suburban Park Ridge residents will now be able to swear, legally, thanks to a local law being stripped from the books. The Park Ridge Cit...

Parents and Media Ratings: Context Isn't a New Concept

David Kleeman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

In the July issue of "Pediatrics," a research team headed by Iowa State's Douglas Gentile found that parents are not satisfied with age-based rating s...

Holy $#&@! Study Shows 47% Of Facebook Walls Contain Profanity

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

Whether it's gossip among friends or reacting to the latest unbelievable viral video, the chatter on Facebook tends to elicit emotional and visceral r...

Brewery Sues To Run 'Raging Bitch' IPA Label

DCist | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

When it comes to bastions of decency and decorum, beer isn't necessarily the first place one would think to look for them. But according to Maryland-b...

Burger King Employees Fired Over F*ck You-Laden Receipt

NBC Bay Area | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

Burger King corporate stepped in and fired two of its employees after a drive through receipt with some choice words made it on national television. ...

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Exclusive Interview With David Kohan, Creator of #*! My Dad Says TV Series, Premiering Tonight

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

2010-09-23-davekohancopy.jpg Tom Matlack talks manhood, fatherhood, sexuality (and profanity!) with David Kohan, whose new show, $#*! My Dad Says premieres tonight on CBS.

WATCH: ANOTHER Guest Drops F-Bomb On Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Another guest has dropped the f-bomb on Fox News. Just weeks after Michael Lohan said the f-word to Shepard Smith, the network played host to another...

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

This Bud's For You

Lisa Guerrero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lisa Guerrero

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