Latest Profanity Stories

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

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.

2008-11-05 06:00:13

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- In the staid red velvet, white marble setting of the Supreme Court, the justices talked about dirty words Tuesday -- but used none.

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.

2008-10-12 12:00:14

A couple of weeks ago my wife, daughter and I met up for some appetizers and desserts at a local restaurant. It was a Friday night, and the restaurant was understandably busy. For the most part, we had a nice and relaxing evening together.

2008-10-10 09:00:35

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (IFC Films, $24.95) -- * 1/2-- A well-acted but somewhat disturbing Romanian drama that broaches the abortion issue. Romanian with subtitles.

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News RELIGULOUS -- ** -- Documentary feature examining religious beliefs; narrated by and starring Bill Maher; rated R (violence, profanity, vulgarity, drugs, slurs, brief sex, brief nudity) "Religulous" is an effort by comedian/pundit Bill Maher and "Borat" filmmaker Larry Charles to disprove most of the ideas and concepts behind organized religion.

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Jeff Vice Deseret News TOWELHEAD -- ** -- Summer Bishil, Maria Bello, Aaron Eckhart; rated R (vulgarity, sex, slurs, profanity, brief partial nudity, violence) The outrageous -- and deservedly controversial -- title of "Towelhead" is much more daring and is probably more offensive than almost anything else that's shown in the actual movie.

2008-09-26 09:00:25

By Jeff Vice Deseret News CHOKE -- ** 1/2 -- Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald; rated R (vulgarity, sex, profanity, nudity, slurs, brief drugs, violence) "Choke" is sick, twisted, perverted, irreverent, sacrilegious, distasteful and possibly every thing else under the sun you can think of to describe the film.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.