Posts tagged "swearing"

RIP Society: Mom Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Her Kids At The Grocery Store

Police in South Carolina arrested a mom last weekend after she allegedly directed the word “fuck” at her children in a Kroger grocery store.┬áDanielle Wolf, who just moved her family to the city of North Augusta three weeks ago, grew frustrated with her husband for squishing the bread in her shopping cart, and displayed her…

By: Claire Hannum / August 15, 2014

Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

A New Jersey Catholic high school is under fire for asking girl students to take a no-swearing pledge for 30 days because it says, “We want ladies to act like ladies.”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2013

What’s The Most Inappropriate Time You’ve Dropped The F-Bomb?

Watching Melissa Leo drop the f-bomb during her Oscar acceptance speech made me feel a little bit better about my own f-bomb mishap. Sometimes it just happens at the most inappropriate moments. For me, it was back in my days as a high school teacher. It was 8th grade visitors night and parents and potential…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2011

Australian Pottymouths Fined Up To $300 For Public Cussing

Civil liberties nightmare or a f**king great idea? Police in Queensland, Australia, now have the authority to fine citizens $100 to $300 for committing the “public nuisance” of cussing in public. Queensland’s head of state, Anna Bligh, said to expect a 20 percent rise in public nuisance complaints, based on trial programs in South Brisbane…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2010

Yo, Dude! The Origins of Common Slang Words

Slang is defined as an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech, according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.

In other words, slang can be “a dope spin on a sick word that deserves props for being mad fly, yo.”…

By: DivineCaroline.com / July 26, 2009

Cursing Is Good For You

Holy s**t! A U.K. study found that swearing increases our pain tolerance. Participants in the study were asked to keep their hands in freezing cold water for as long as they could while repeating certain words. Peeps were able to withstand the cold an average of 40 seconds longer when repeating a curse word, compared…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 13, 2009

Get Me A Beer, You Effing Slacker!

The Casa Pocho bar in Cullera, Spain, actually encourages its patrons to swear at and insult the staff. In fact, they offer free drinks to the most original and creative pottymouths. Owner Bernard Mariusz, who was born in Poland, says he thought people needed somewhere to release their stress during the economic recession. “That way…

By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2009

Teen Trying To Stop The World From Cussing

A 15-year-old in LA is trying his darnedest to create a cuss-free week in California, and eventually worldwide. This year, McKay Hatch will settle for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors naming the first week of March “No Cussing Week,” which they’re set to do tomorrow. Hatch, a 10th grader at South Pasadena High School,…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2009

Quote of the Day: Debi Mazar On Being A Woman

“When you call us a bitch, we take it to mean strong, opinionated, and sassy. When you call us the c-word, you better cross the street.” — Debi Mazar [Esquire]…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Should Ladies Curse?

Last week I guest hosted Maxim Radio on Sirius and one of the topics we covered was whether men find it unattractive when women curse or use words like “douchebag” — it was unclear from the calls we got whether men stand firmly on either side, so I decided to ask the guys on my…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Topless Sunbathing, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Dirty Mouth, And Dating A Dinosaur

Topless sunbathing, nudity, and other indecent behavior has resulted in 79 arrests recently in Dubai. Just like the sex-on-the-beach couple, these people were detained because their behavior was “disturbing families enjoying the beach,” according to a spokesman for Dubai’s Criminal Investigation Department. [AP via CBS News]
Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t allowed to swear in Reese Witherspoon’…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008