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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. Researchers have found that letting it out, at least, for those who don't use expletives in normal, everyday speech, can lessen sudden and unexpected pains, the Daily Mail reports. Researchers at Keele University wanted to study if cursing in response to pain had any actual benefits. Lead researcher Dr. Richard Stephens said the results show that swearing can release pain-killing...

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. I want to say to them, 'You lazy (expletive) fat pig. Just go for a run and stop eating burgers. You might (expletive) die,' Gervais said....

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. I've got 24 (expletive)...

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. Yet in the TV broadcast of the movie Saving Private Ryan, expletives were allowed because, regulators said, they contributed to the work's power and realism. A U.S. appeals court took issue with such distinctions. It sided last year with...

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. It's good for parents who want to ascertain what their children are really up to (some might call it spying; I prefer to call it "evaluating a course of action and adjusting for optimum offspring success"). MySpace is good for information sharing, networking and definitely good for...

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. Still, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia this week made the FCC's job a lot more difficult. The public airwaves still hold a great deal of influence over the nation's cultural climate, even if that influence is shrinking. By...

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. Ofcom criticised the BBC's failure to use a standard delay to filter out offensive language during the event, which gathered more than a billion people in cities across the world to pressure rich nations to do more for the poor. It said the broadcaster "should have...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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