September 24, 2003 |
Television is cussing up an increasingly blue streak, according to a study of the major broadcast networks. "During the 2002-2003 season, the broadcast networks attempted to rewrite the book on language standards for television," the Parents Television Council, a watchdog group, reported this week.
December 26, 2012 |
Once again Twitter has helped an athlete get himself in trouble. This time it's Cleveland Browns return man Josh Cribbs. Cribbs fumbled a punt during Sunday's 34-12 loss to Denver, and when he checked his Twitter account later he found he was the recipient of several tweets from fans criticizing his lackluster play in the game. He responded: “See all the negativity on twitter after I gave my life to this,” then offered a profane suggestion to “all u who are against me.” Cribbs apologized Wednesday, saying he was more mad at himself than anyone else, and that he realizes true Browns fans would not try to criticize him like that.
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August 5, 1994 |
If he had it to do all over again, Encino defense attorney Alex Kessel says he'd call prosecutor Renee Urman a "lowlife" in need of diet pills, but he'd leave out the four-letter words. Kessel escaped being held in contempt of court Thursday when he apologized to Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Kathryne Ann Stoltz for using profane language in her courtroom. He apologized to the court staff, saying he didn't mean to offend them. To Urman, however, Kessel offered no apology.
October 27, 1993 |
In a newspaper, profanity looks harmless, if not comical. "%$&+*$*(**!!!" In public, it's another matter. In particular, few would argue that profanity has any place in high schools. But on many high school athletic fields, you'll hear a "$%--*!!" here and a "?!* 5/8%!!" there, without any repercussions. In an era of political correctness, profanity's foothold in high school sports has all but escaped scrutiny. Although profanity is rarely approved of, it is often ignored.
January 6, 2008
Regarding "A Bleeping Part of the Job" [Dec. 16]: I am not a prude, but at 65 I have heard all the curse words, including during a stint in a frontline combat unit in the Army in Germany in the early '60s where some NCOs could not mouth a sentence without a few choice vulgarities. In junior high school an English teacher asked several of us to read "The Naked and the Dead" by Norman Mailer. I remember asking Mrs. Stevens what the word "fug" meant, and she said it was a replacement for a vulgar four-letter word also starting with "F."
December 11, 1996 |
Dennis Rodman, the man of many marketing schemes and hair colors, was suspended Tuesday for two games by the Chicago Bulls for using profanity during a live TV interview in Toronto on Sunday. The suspension, without pay, will cost Rodman $104,878 and is effective immediately. He will miss Wednesday's game against Minnesota and Friday's game at New Jersey. "We're not going to tolerate the language Dennis used," Bulls general manager Jerry Krause said.