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His F-Bomb Is a Weird New Baseball Problem

Curse by Joc Pederson is picked up on TV broadcast because of empty stadium

(Newser) - When the Dodgers' Joc Pederson grounded out to first in Thursday night's game, he did not say "Darn it." He said another word, begins with "f," loudly, notes SFGate . Normally, this would have gone unnoticed amid the noise from a stadium packed with fans. But... More »

They Were Putting Up George Floyd Flyers. Then Came a Cyclist

Police looking for man seen in video appearing to assault activists on Maryland trail

(Newser) - Maryland police are asking for the public's help regarding a cyclist seen on video appearing to assault a group of people who were posting flyers ( WJLA has a pic) that read "Killer Cops Will Not Go Free." Per ABC News , the Tuesday confrontation happened on Montgomery... More »

A New King of Movie Profanities Is Crowned

Samuel L. who? Jonah Hill claims the most cussing in his movie roles

(Newser) - Samuel L. Jackson is no longer the king of swearing in film. Jonah Hill was "humbled" to learn he'd nabbed the honor upon reading an article published Wednesday by the Wrap , which was based on an analysis by Buzz Bingo . The analysis found Jackson had uttered 301 profanities... More »

Twitter's New Red Flag: You Really Want to Tweet That?

Experiment will ask users if they actually want to put up replies with profanity, slurs

(Newser) - If you've ever tweeted something inflammatory at someone and later lamented, "Maybe I shouldn't have written that," Twitter is testing a feature it hopes might prevent that after-the-fact remorse. Per Bloomberg , the social media giant is conducting what it calls a "limited experiment" that issues... More »

Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"... More »

'We F---ed Up': A Year in Swearing CEOs

121 swear words uttered in conference calls in 2017

(Newser) - More than any other year on record, quarterly earnings conference calls were profanity-laced in 2017, thanks to a CEO complaining his work is "stressful as s---" and another admitting "we f---ed up." Quartz searched transcripts of conference calls compiled by data provider Sentieo to determine just how... More »

Gillibrand Uses F-Bombs to Rip Trump in Speech

Senator drops it twice in criticizing the president

(Newser) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gave a fairly standard speech critical of President Trump on Friday, save for two lines: "Has he kept his promises? No. F--- no,” she told the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. And: "If we are not helping people, we should go the... More »

Curse Like a Sailor? Maybe You're Just Honest

Study builds on the premise that swearing is linked to less filtering

(Newser) - When profanity goes up, so does integrity. Wait, what? That's what researchers from Stanford, Cambridge, and beyond report in a study they've titled, "Frankly, we do give a damn: The relationship between profanity and honesty," in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science . They ultimately found... More »

Duterte: God Threatened to Crash My Plane

Philippine president says he was warned to stop cursing

(Newser) - When God calls, it's probably wise to answer—and for Rodrigo Duterte, that means to stop swearing like a sailor. Per the BBC , the Philippines president says he was flying home to Davao from Japan when something happened to make him reconsider his infamous potty mouth. "I heard... More »

FX Raises the Bar for Basic Cable Cursing

They can't say that, can they?

(Newser) - Is it the end of decency as we know it or just good television? "Cochran … motherf---er," Sarah Paulson's Marcia Clark said during Tuesday's episode of American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson. With the utterance of those two words, FX caused hordes of viewers—... More »

The 6 Biggest Cursers in Music

Holy [expletive], that's a lot of [expletive] curse words.

(Newser) - It might be time to retire the phrase "curse like a sailor" in favor of "curse like a rapper." Musixmatch analyzed nearly 10 million words from 361 artists across eight genres to find out who is the swearing-est musician in the world. Musixmatch determined lyrics average about... More »

Earliest-Known F-Word Found in Medieval Court Case

History researcher spots F-word dating back to 1310

(Newser) - What's in a name? Just a crass term that's endured for centuries, if this holds any water. An English history researcher says he's spotted the earliest-known "f-word" on record in court documents from 1310, the Telegraph reports. Paul Booth came upon a reference to "Roger... More »

NYPD's New Goal: Clean Up Cops' Foul Mouths

'It's not that hard' to train out the curse words: deputy commissioner

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has a new deputy commissioner, and he's already on a mission. Michael Julian intends to cut down cursing among New York's cops, the New York Post reports. One reason for that: 30% of complaints against cops "involve a curse word," Julian... More »

Man Sues Cops After Arrest for Cursing

Says his right to free speech was violated

(Newser) - A western Pennsylvania man arrested for cursing in front of police has filed a lawsuit saying his right to free speech was violated. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, Richard Pustovrh was arguing with his employers in September 2012 when they called the police. Pustovrh then repeatedly used an obscenity to... More »

This State Swears More Than Any Other

Ohioans aren't too polite on the phone: study

(Newser) - If you're easily offended, you may want to cover your ears during any business call with Ohioans. This is according to a new survey of taped phone calls—the kind with your bank, for instance—in which they warn you that your call may be recorded. During such calls,... More »

Most Kids Curse Before They Learn the Alphabet

And they pick it up from ... guess who?

(Newser) - Most kids can utter an expletive before they even know their ABCs—probably because their parents (and most other adults) have such terrible pottymouths, according to a new book. In Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, Mellissa Mohr argues that English-speakers actually use a curse word about once every... More »

NJ School Bans Cursing —If You're a Girl

Staff wants 'ladies to act like ladies'

(Newser) - New Jersey's Queen of Peace High School would like girls to stop cursing, saying it wants "ladies to act like ladies," a teacher tells the Record . So the Catholic school asked the girls, but not the boys, to take a pledge not to swear, NBC10 reports. The... More »

State to Town: Sorry, People Are Allowed to Swear

Massachusetts AG asks Middleborough to scrap rule

(Newser) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is recommending that the town of Middleborough change or repeal a bylaw that prohibits public profanity . The town approved a proposal this summer that would allow police to enforce the 1968 ban by imposing a $20 fine on people who engage in loud swearing in... More »

Modern Family Kid Draws Wrath Over F-Bomb

Anti-profanity group wants episode pulled

(Newser) - Turns out there's something called the "No Cussing Club," and its membership doesn't want you to see tonight's episode of Modern Family, in which a toddler appears to swear. The group has asked ABC to pull the episode of the sitcom because of a storyline... More »

Virtual Swear Jar Turns Your Potty Mouth Into Charity

'Charity Swear Box' urges you to donate $1 per bad word

(Newser) - If your New Year’s resolution is to stop swearing so much, why not do some good at the same time? Giving a modern twist to the idea of putting money into a glass jar every time you curse, " Charity Swear Box" monitors your Twitter feed for naughty words.... More »

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