Latest Expletive Stories

2011-04-18 11:20:00

Stubbed your toe lately or smashed a finger? Then you very likely uttered an expletive or two and felt better.

2009-05-28 08:53:51

Susan Boyle's publicist says the Scottish singing sensation only cursed at a reporter in a London hotel Wednesday night after the paparazzo provoked her. Boyle, 48, is the favorite to win the Britain's Got Talent competition this weekend. The Times of London said she was heard yelling at a reporter in front of guests at the Wembley Plaza Hotel, How (expletive) dare you! You can't (expletive) talk to me like that. The Sun newspaper said police stationed at the hotel then approached Boyle and...

2009-03-26 13:55:06

A judge in Shawnee, Kan., told a woman to apologize to court clerks for adding a number of expletives to a traffic ticket fine she paid. Angela Shopper said she capitulated to the unidentified judge's request Wednesday, offering an apology to the workers who likely handled her expletive-laden payment last year, KCTV of Kansas city, Mo., said. While Shopper did offer an apology during her court visit, she maintained her stance that she should not have been fined $105 for simply having a broken...

2009-01-03 14:10:11

British comedian Ricky Gervais says people who use risky surgical procedures to lose weight are simply lazy. The star of the British TV series The Office offered an unapologetic take on such surgical patients in his new audio book The Ricky Gervais Guide to Medicine, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. They have bits sliced off and tied up and sucked out.

2008-12-03 14:33:56

Former Wisconsin football player Leonard Taylor has been charged with threatening his former coach, Barry Alvarez, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. The newspaper also reported this week that Taylor Jr., 32, of Indianapolis, threatened women's tennis star, Maria Sharapova. He faces one felony stalking count and one misdemeanor count of telephone harassment involving Alvarez. I'll kill you first, mother (expletive), Taylor allegedly said, the newspaper reported.

2008-11-03 06:00:14

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- When Cher invoked a four-letter expletive during her acceptance speech at a televised awards show, federal regulators deemed it indecent. So, too, when NYPD Blue detective Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) used dirty words.

2008-09-04 21:00:14

By Tony Hicks MySpace is sure something else. I love it for the honesty it prompts in people. It allows all of its users to feel important -- that people are listening to and caring about what they say.

2008-07-23 09:00:46

By Deseret News editorial The irony is that Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" can be viewed on-demand on YouTube. That illustrates the problem the FCC has when trying to turn back the clock on objectionable behavior in the name of public decency.

2006-02-21 04:45:28

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC has been chastised by the UK media regulator for broadcasting profanity and offensive language from artists including Madonna, Green Day and Snoop Dogg during last summer's Live 8 concert.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.