New York City -
Those who don't swear often tend to regard those who do as resorting to expletives because they are unable to express themselves through a verbal argument. New research turns this upside down, indicating those who swear often have a wider vocabulary.
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.
Los Angeles -
American late night television talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, outed sweary moms this week when he told his staff to interview kids on Hollywood Boulevard. The question: "What is the worst thing you ever heard your mommy say?"
Saint Joseph -
A Michigan woman spent 11 days behind bars for cursing to herself in a county clerk's office before a retiring superior court judge mercifully overruled the judge who jailed her and ordered her release.
A woman in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 50 lashes for swearing at her friend. The court had clear evidence to convict the woman as she swore via a text message which her friend retained and showed to the judge in court.
Bernard Hogan-Howe has been Commissioner for nearly three months. When he took up the post, he promised a fresh approach including a crackdown on crime. To date he has shown both ignorance of and contempt for the law as well as an eye for publicity.
It was the interview that went awkwardly wrong. Mel Gibson swore at an American reporter live on air in an interview about his new film, Edge of Darkness. Gibson claims he was actually calling his publicist an "asshole."
The next time you say $@#! at the office, tell you’re boss to chill out: it’s good for staff morale. Or so say British researchers who found that foul language in the workplace isn’t so inappropriate after all.