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2009-09-25 11:51:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation to cease all natural gas well hydro fracking operations in Susquehanna County until the company completes a number of important engineering and safety tasks. "The department took this action because of our concern about Cabot's current fracking process and to ensure that the environment in Susquehanna County is properly protected," DEP Northcentral...

2009-09-11 14:19:00

Authorities in Winona, Minn., said a man was cited under a seldom-enforced 1887 city code banning profanity in public. Police said Lucas Charles Wilcox, 19, allegedly shouted vulgarities at police who gave him a ticket for drinking at a party Wednesday, resulting in citations for swearing in public and being a public nuisance, the Winona Daily News reported Friday. No person shall, in the city, in any place of public resort or within the hearing of other persons, use any obscene language,...

2009-07-12 15:12:53

People in pain should try swearing, researchers at Britain's Keele University say. Keele University said in a release Sunday that school of psychology researchers Richard Stephens, John Atkins and Andrew Kingston had 64 undergraduate volunteers place their hands in ice water, once while swearing repeatedly and once while repeating a commonplace word. It taps into emotional brain centers and appears to arise in the right brain, whereas most language production occurs in the left cerebral...

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2009-06-23 09:10:00

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has criticized Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton for using anti-gay slurs in a recent online video. The openly gay Hilton called Black Eyes Peas singer will.i.am a faggot after the two reportedly were involved in a heated confrontation after a Toronto awards show this week that ended in the arrest of the Peas's manager for allegedly assaulting Hilton. Hilton and will.i.am then took to the Internet to accuse each other of lying about the...

2009-05-04 13:55:35

A Montana man's profanity-laced letter to get him out of jury duty -- purportedly written by his wife -- has surfaced on several Internet sites. Erik Slye of Belgrade, Mont., replied to a summons for jury duty Jan. 26 with a letter to the court saying he had previously explained that he could not afford to take the time off from work, the Bozeman (Mont.) Chronicle reported Monday. Slye's wife, Jennifer, took credit for writing the letter, which was signed by her husband. Apparently you morons...

2009-04-28 17:02:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Communications Commission's policy change on "fleeting expletives" used on broadcast TV during primetime: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) "Today's Supreme Court ruling sends an unmistakable message to broadcasters: If you foul the public airwaves, you face the fine. "In his opinion,...

2009-04-05 00:52:43

Parents complain that their 11-year-old children got a lesson in swear words at an English school. The parents -- whose children attend St. Laurence School in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire in southwest England -- said many of the youngsters were upset. They said they were given no warning of the lesson plan by the head teacher. The children said the teacher wrote words on the board and had the children shout them out. The school said the goal of the lesson, part of a sex and relationship...

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...

2009-03-02 09:38:18

Officials in Los Angeles County, Calif., said the first week of March will be declared No Cussing Week to encourage locals to clean up their language. Michael Antonovich, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, said he is planning to issue a proclamation Tuesday encouraging people to forgo foul language for the week, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Monday. It's a good reminder for all of us, not just young people, to be respectful of one another and watch the words we use,...

2009-01-16 16:26:03

A company says its survey suggests Britons use an average of 14 profane words each day, with 87 percent of respondents saying they curse on a daily basis. Nulon UK, the British wing of an Australian motor oil and lubricant company, said its survey of 2,319 Britons found only 8 percent of those polled find swearing in an adult context, including movies and child-free workplaces, to be offensive, The Daily Mail reported Friday. The survey found that while only 87 percent admitted to using...


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