Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Expletive inserted"

Geoffrey Pullum comments on cussing in The New Yorker:
It's puzzling to me why, when The New Yorker can risk dropping the prime obscene expletive of the English language in mid fucking idiom in a feature article about turkeys, so many newspapers are so astonishingly coy that they can't mention shit without at least a couple of asterisks. (I guess I mean that last clause in both its literal and idiomatic senses.)

Haw haw!

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