WTF? Russia bans swearing in the arts
From today, 1 July 2014, the words khuy (cock), pizda (cunt), yebat (to fuck) and blyad (whore) — a smutty quartet known as mat — will be banned from use in the arts in Russia ... suffixes and different combinations of the four words, khuy, pizda ...
WTF counts as offensive these days?
"Within two generations, we've seen a huge loosening of the permit level and nowadays the only two that are really still off the books are the f-word and the c-word and combinations thereof ... when if a person said a swear word, they'd get arrested ...
The Curse of Productivity: When ‘Optimization’ Holds You Back
In other words, you might be spending more time than you save. The best thing about being productive is that ... involved is that the capacity to bring old elements into new combinations depends largely on the ability to see relationships.”
The N-Word. Is It Ever OK to Say?
When you get down to it, there's very little inherent rationale for the taboo status of words like "shit" and "fuck." They're just combinations ... "nigga." I generally don't F wit' the N-word(s). I'm quick to playfully deride those who euphemize regular ...
In Pakistan, liberal is a dirty word
The Friday Times and Chowk Pakistanis have no dearth of curse words to fling at each other at the best of times, but one of the most vitriolic terms in vogue today is the word liberal . The word is used by itself and in various combinations liberal ...