Latest Profanity Stories

2010-05-26 12:52:00

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal asking ExxonMobil to disclose what it is doing to reduce risks from toxic chemicals in natural gas drilling, and consider alternatives, won support today from holders of 26.3 percent of the company's shares - the latest indication of investors' concerns about hydraulic fracturing's threat to drinking water, public health and shareholder value. The level of support was five times the typical level for a first-time environmental resolution.

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.