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Fugging hell: Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

Vienna - Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

New study reveals why profanity may be good for you

Swearing is a common phenomenon, almost universally frowned upon, whether on religious grounds or just as a matter of common decency. Now a new British study claims that swearing — in some circumstances — may be a positive practice.

City of Vaughan suspends Twitter account after profane snow rant

Toronto - The city of Vaughan has apologized and temporarily suspended its Twitter account after a profane rant on Friday's huge snowstorm appeared on its profile. Vaughan officials have asked Twitter to find out what happened.

Microsoft's 'big boobs' code error

A hacker has discovered that a line of code in a Microsoft computer program spells out the term 'big boobs'. Microsoft have responded by changing the line of code.

Massachusetts town passes no swearing ordinance, $20 fine

Middleboro - Residents in a Massachusetts town voted this week to impose a $20 fine on people who use profanity in public. The new rule will allow police to write tickets for swearing.

Op-Ed: Liberal Websites 12 Times More Likely To Use Profanity Than Conservative Sites

In an unscientific experiment, the Washington Times uses google search, picks 10 liberal and 10 conservative websites, throws in George Carlin's "seven dirty words" and publishes the results.

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