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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.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

Moms Busted: Kimmel asks kids worst thing their moms say

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?"
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith

Russian leaders seek to ban swearing on the Internet

Moscow - Russian leaders are proposing another strict law that would ban the use of swear words on the Internet. Proponents say that the law would be in place to protect the nation's children.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

Michigan woman spends 11 days in jail for swearing to herself

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

Saudi Arabian woman sentenced to 50 lashes for swearing

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.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 7 comments

Op-Ed: The new Met Police Commissioner — Substance, or style?

London - 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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Obscenity is off – on BBC TV and Facebook

London - This morning, a guest swore live on the BBC ‘Breakfast’ news programme. He was asked to apologise; some people won’t be let off so lightly.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Caught swearing, face $132 fine

Barnsley - As part of a trial during the month of June, people in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, may receive fines of up to £80 ($132) should they be caught swearing in public.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 2 comments

Live: British Columbia swears in new Premier

The new BC premier, Christy Clark, is being sworn in Victoria, capital of British Columbia. DJ readers can watch the whole ceremony live at:
In the Media by Gibril Koroma - 1 comment

Melissa Leo drops F-bomb during Oscars speech

During last night's telecast of the Oscars, the winner for best supporting actress swore live in the middle of her speech. Melissa Leo later apologized for the accidental swear word.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Drunken, diaper-clad man arrested while trick-or-treating

A 47-year-old man wearing a diaper was arrested for swearing at people while trick-or-treating in Maryland Sunday night.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Canadians swear more than Americans and Brits, study says

Over half of Canadians who responded to an Angus Reid Public Opinion poll said they swear occasionally to frequently when talking to their friends. Other cussing habits were also documented.
In the Media by Heidi Lowry - 3 comments

Did Mel Gibson call a reporter an 'asshole'?

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."
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Scottish Landlord bans swearing

A Scottish hotelier has banned swearing in his hotel placing a sign outside informing customers that the hotel has a no swearing policy.
In the Media by Naved Akhtar - 1 comment

Lincoln Bible To Be Used During Obama Inauguration

Barack Obama will be using Abraham Lincoln's Bible when it is time to be sworn in on January 20. Not only is the Bible being used but the route Lincoln took by train will be repeated.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: FCC-Style Regulations Coming To A Bar Near You

Lawmaking bureaucrats in a St. Louis area town are considering passing a bill that will ban swearing in bars. Bureaucrat Richard Velt proposed the bill after hearing complaints about bad bar behavior.
In the Media by Michael Billy - 9 comments

Oh $@#% Yeah! Swear Words in the Workplace Are Good for Morale

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 18 comments

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