History Main / SevenDirtyWords

14th Apr '18 11:25:50 AM Luigifan
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It should be noted that when the term "American television" is used in this context, it refers to the FCC-controlled maintstream commercial networks. Although there are some residual regulations regarding broadcast hours, there are no bars to the use of language in cable broadcast channels (which greatly outnumber the network channels).

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It should be noted that when the term "American television" is used in this context, it refers to the FCC-controlled maintstream mainstream commercial networks. Although there are some residual regulations regarding broadcast hours, there are no bars to the use of language in cable broadcast channels (which greatly outnumber the network channels).



* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch-- and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her. ''That'' is how offensive the word is in North America.[[/note]]

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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch-- flinch and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her. ''That'' is how offensive the word is in North America.[[/note]]



* '''Twat''' - On the list because it's the only part of the sexual anatomy that does not have a double meaning. "Snatch," "box" and "pussy" can be used in a Walt Disney movie when used properly, but "twat" remains isolated.

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* '''Twat''' - On the list because it's the only part of the sexual anatomy that does not have a double meaning. "Snatch," "box" "box", and "pussy" can be used in a Walt Disney movie when used properly, but "twat" remains isolated.
7th Apr '18 5:53:10 AM Ccook1956
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Carlin's follow-up album, ''Occupation: Foole'', features a redeux of the Seven Words and augments it with three additional words:

* '''Fart''' - Like "tits," a cute word, no harm (in recent years, "fart" has been used quite judiciously).

* '''Turd''' - You can't say it but who wants to?

* '''Twat''' - On the list because it's the only part of the sexual anatomy that does not have a double meaning. "Snatch," "box" and "pussy" can be used in a Walt Disney movie when used properly, but "twat" remains isolated.
7th Mar '18 12:40:36 PM nombretomado
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* TimMinchin plays with this. "I saw the word ''fuck'' on the front page of the newspaper--all they had to do was spell it ''f** k''." He goes on to point out that by contrast, you couldn't get away with a normally innocuous word like ''finger'', even if you spelt it ''f** ger'' in "I want to finger your mum."

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* TimMinchin Music/TimMinchin plays with this. "I saw the word ''fuck'' on the front page of the newspaper--all they had to do was spell it ''f** k''." He goes on to point out that by contrast, you couldn't get away with a normally innocuous word like ''finger'', even if you spelt it ''f** ger'' in "I want to finger your mum."
16th Jan '18 1:30:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Zeroth Law]] example: Theatre/TwelfthNight by Creator/WilliamShakespeare:

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* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Zeroth Law]] example: Theatre/TwelfthNight by Creator/WilliamShakespeare:
30th Oct '17 1:06:21 AM Edgar81539
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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[BewareTheNiceOnes and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive the word is in North America.[[/note]]

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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[BewareTheNiceOnes flinch-- and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive the word is in North America.[[/note]]
28th Oct '17 4:19:37 AM DeepRed
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26th Oct '17 6:10:26 PM Malady
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* Whilst it is probably not a direct reference there is a [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Two Ronnies]] sketch about a swear jar in a pub to raise money for the church idea. All of the swearing is censored by beeps, klaxons and so on (with each clearly meant to be a certain word, a whooping noise being much worse than the others and worth £1 rather than 20p.)

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* Whilst it is probably not a direct reference there is a [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Two Ronnies]] sketch about a swear jar in a pub to raise money for the church idea. All of the swearing is censored by beeps, klaxons and so on (with each clearly meant to be a certain word, a whooping noise being much worse than the others and worth £1 rather than 20p.)



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11th Sep '17 8:11:23 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive Americans think the word is.[[/note]]

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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale flinch--[[BewareTheNiceOnes and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive Americans think the word is.is in North America.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '17 5:56:38 AM CaptainTedium
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* One StoryArc in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' referred to finding the word "{{snugglebunnies}}" as offensive. A strip in this arc had Milo and Binkley, upon notification, yelling "SNUGGLEBUNNIES!" repeatedly until being cut off mid-word. And mid-panel; the fourth panel was blank, presumably because the strip was cut off.

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* One StoryArc in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' referred to finding the word "{{snugglebunnies}}" "[[InformedObscenity snugglebunnies]]" as offensive. A strip in this arc had Milo and Binkley, upon notification, yelling "SNUGGLEBUNNIES!" repeatedly until being cut off mid-word. And mid-panel; the fourth panel was blank, presumably because the strip was cut off.
31st Jul '17 2:36:52 PM arrgh
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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive the word is.[[/note]]

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* '''[[CountryMatters Cunt]]''' - The only one of the seven which may be considered more offensive now than when Carlin did the original routine. Not only forbidden in American network television, but in almost all conversation. Considered extremely vulgar and sexist in America, even though it is used more as a unisex term of offense outside of the USA and Canada.[[note]]It does not matter how many times you say 'but I didn't mean it that way' if you are not from the USA or Canada. If you use that word and a woman is around, she will probably flinch--[[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale and potentially slap you. Nobody will blame her.]] ''That'' is how offensive Americans think the word is.[[/note]]
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