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Girls Take No Cursing Pledge At NJ Catholic School

Inappropriate F Bombs
What's the most inappropriate time you've dropped an F bomb? Read More »
Fined For Cussing
Australian pottymouths fined up to $300 for public cussing. Read More »
Frisky Sexism
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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.” Keep reading »

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 students were coming through my classroom to watch my students rehearse for an upcoming school play. One of my actresses fell on the stage and her skirt flipped up so all of our visitors saw her underwear. That’s when I started to laugh uncontrollably. I know it’s wrong, but I just couldn’t stop. I laughed so hard that I got a gushing nosebleed. Don’t think this story can get any worse? You’re wrong. Keep reading »

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 and Townsville. Why are Aussies so concerned about naughty language? They’re not. Apparently, swear words are just a moneymaker. Bligh said that targeting public pottymouths (along with those who pee in public and other acts of disorderly conduct) could generate the government some major bucks. Watch your mouths, Aussies! [News.com.au] Keep reading »

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.” Keep reading »

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 to when they were saying something non-offensive. The best words to say next time you stub your toe—the f-bomb and that one that begins with an “s” and ends with a “t” had the most pain-killing properties. Oh, and since the study was in England, “bullocks” scored pretty high too. [CNN] Keep reading »

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 they won’t let it out on their family,” he said to Reuters. Spanish may be a romance language, but it does have a rich collection of obscenities, so the bar staff hopefully checks their feelings at the door. [Reuters]

What would be your insult for free beer? Tell us in the comments. And keep it cleanish, people! Keep reading »

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, started the No Cussing Club in seventh grade when he noticed his friends starting to swear, which his family forbids. As you may have guessed, poor Hatch gets a lot of sh… er, crap, for his goody-two-shoes behavior. According to the Associated Press, he’s “the target of organized harassment by pro-cussers.” We want to know whether Hatch will continue his club, which supposedly has more than 20,000 members, when puberty really sets in and he wants to get laid. [AP] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 IM the same question. Do men really think a woman saying the f-word is unattractive or is a lady with a truck driver’s mouth even hotter because of her profane language? Their answers, after the %$#&ing jump… Keep reading »

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’s house, for the kids’ sake. “Jake used to swear like a sailor, but not anymore,” a source told Star magazine. “If he does, he has to apologize.” [AHN]
  • Nine reasons not to date a T-Rex. [Mingle2]
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