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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Is it just me? Reply with quote

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I was reading an article in today's Independent and it was littered with the F-word. I really don't find that acceptable in a broadsheet newspaper.....well not in any paper really but less so in a broadsheet.

I hate the casual way it is used,by some,in today's society and not just in anger.

(The article, btw, was by Huey Lewis and was about pop stars and drugs so we're not talking Sunday school outings,I know,but I still found it objectionable) Evil or Very Mad
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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like it. And I can't sit in the same room if my missus is watching Big Brother.

I do swear at work, though Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That seems unusual to me in a paper like The Independant. I regularly read the Daily Mirror and they usually blank out a swear word (or any other contentious words) with asterisks or put something like 'the F word'.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was young I was always told that swearing happened because the offending persons failed to have a sufficiently good command of the English language and thus were unable properly to express themselves using normal decent language

Mind you - we are talking journalists here so why is anyone really that surprised Rolling Eyes
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my Hueys mixed up ....apologies to Huey Lewis Embarassed Very Happy It was Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin' Criminals who wrote the article.
Neither are journalists though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I got my Hueys mixed up ....apologies to Huey Lewis Embarassed Very Happy It was Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin' Criminals who wrote the article.
Neither are journalists though.

Hey, Huey Lewis was always with News. That makes him an honorary journo, doesn't it?
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
I got my Hueys mixed up ....apologies to Huey Lewis Embarassed Very Happy It was Huey Morgan of Fun Lovin' Criminals who wrote the article.
Neither are journalists though.

Hey, Huey Lewis was always with News. That makes him an honorary journo, doesn't it?


I'll give you that one,Ian. Very Happy
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