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  Obscenity, Indecency & Profanity
It is a violation of federal law to air obscene programming at any time.
It is also a violation of federal law to broadcast indecent or profane programming during certain hours.
Congress has given the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the responsibility for administratively enforcing the law that governs these types of broadcasts.
www.fcc.gov /eb/oip/Welcome.html   (235 words)

  CNN.com - Sources: Cheney curses senator over Halliburton criticism - Jun 24, 2004
Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who was on the receiving end of Cheney's ire, confirmed that the vice president used profanity during Tuesday's class photo.
Using profanity on the Senate floor while the Senate is session is against the rules.
But the Senate was technically not in session at the time and the normal rules did not apply, a Senate official said.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/24/cheney.leahy   (473 words)

 freedomforum.org: Teacher fired for allowing profanity says she will appeal
A federal district court refused to dismiss her lawsuit in 1996, saying that "the evidence presented to the board was overwhelming that many administrators and teachers in the district allowed class-related profanity depending on the context and degree of profanity."
The appeals court criticized the repeated use of profanity in Lacks' classroom and said that the purpose of public school education is to promote a civility of values.
Lacks, however, sees the appeals court decision as uncivil: "In my sense of what is civil, the civil way a society operates in a democratic society is ensuring open, public discourse with people of different voices speaking of their different experiences in their own individual ways.
www.freedomforum.org /templates/document.asp?documentID=9775   (661 words)

 CNN.com - Profanity, partner's name hidden in leaked Microsoft code - Feb. 16, 2004
Eager to get their hands on Microsoft's secrets, a frenzy of Internet file sharing followed the leak of source code for the popular Windows NT and Windows 2000 software.
The chunks of code -- riddled with hidden notes and profanity -- were posted on numerous file-sharing networks Friday.
It's not clear whether numerous profanities that are written into the code -- invisible to front-end users of the programs -- were put there by Microsoft developers or those who got their hands on the files after them.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/biztech/02/13/microsoft.source/index.html   (771 words)

  Profanity and Culture [Letter to the Editor] : New York Times (1910) - 31 October 1910
Owing to the extensive use of profane and blasphemous language having become so common seemingly among people in all walks of life, many people have been trying to solve the problem why this should be in our advanced stage of civilization.
Profanity is a brain test, the habit is, in consequence, subject to the general laws governing intensitiveness.
Exceptions are, therefore, too numerous to lay down any positive rule; still, it is safe to say in general that a man's intellectual development is largely determined by the extent of his indulgence in profanity.
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org /wright_profanity_3.html   (267 words)

  Profanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A profanity (or "swear word", or "curse word", or "foul language") is a word, expression, or other usage which is generally considered insulting, rude or vulgar.
However, the use of certain profanities at certain times, especially in a public setting or during a solemn occasion, will always be considered inappropriate or in bad taste, if not clearly abusive, obscene or offensive.
Or the words ass and bitch can also be considered profane swear words, meaning: “a fool” and “a lewd woman”, or the meaning of the word ass as that of a donkey (though the equivalent arse does not have a non-profane meaning), and the meaning of the word bitch as a female canine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Profanity   (2946 words)

 PlanetPapers - Exposing Children to Profanity
Another example is a woman seen arguing with a cashier using profanity in an attempt to get her way, and the child with her begins to believe that to get your way you must cruse.
Profanity has become uncontrollable and has had a great role in the moral decay of our society.
Profanities exist in all facets of our society and are depleting us of morals.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/887.php   (2102 words)

 Profanity Essay
The harmless use of profanity in an informal setting should not be penalized, by the assignment of an essay.
His works contained many profane words or phrases and as a result, were censored to protect the innocent minds of the teenagers who are now required to read them, and also because they were blasphemous and offensive.
Profanity has a varied history and some of the best minds are known to have employed cuss words frequently.
www.onlineessays.com /essays/issues/iss127.php   (1873 words)

 Profanity is Lasciviousness
Profanity is now used to refer to a particular form of abusive language.
With the increasing free use of profanity in movies and television, the sickening exploitation of sex, the aggrandizement on the screen of explicit acts of marriage and the actual encouragement of pre-marital relationships, is it surprising that there is a moral breakdown in this country?
A generation raised up on profanity and vulgarity has resulted in the absence of morals that is everywhere about us.
home.att.net /~jackthompson/page172.htm   (614 words)

 Essay Depot - Profanity
Profanity is recognized in many Shakespearean works, and has evolved into the profane language used today.
His works contained many profane words or phrases and as a result, were censored to protect the innocent minds of the teenagers who are now required to read them, and also because they were blasphemous and offensive.
Profanity has a varied history and some of the best minds are known to have employed cuss words frequently.
www.essaydepot.com /essayme/1159/index.php   (1913 words)

 Words Behind Me » Profanity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What made it “irreverent” or “profane” was not that Uzzah was malicious, but that there was no reverent fear before his eyes, no careful distinction between all that God says is holy and what is merely common.
The horror of profanity is identical: people say they do not mean anything by it when they take the Lord’s name in vain.
I was dead in trespasses and sins, I profaned the name of the Holy One of Israel, I was subject to the wrath of God and under judgment, but he made me alive and made me his workmanship for good works (Eph.
blog.honeypot-hollow.com /?p=209   (600 words)

 Cubicle Culture: In the workplace, profanity can show status   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's just that kind of divisive and shifting view of profanity that has spurred many corporations to memorialize policies against it, driven in large part by the fear of sexual harassment charges, which peaked in 2000 but still numbered nearly 13,000 in 2005, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Still, profanity is a barometer of corporate culture because cussing up a blue streak may be taboo to some companies and expected in others.
The difficulty in defining profanity -- one person's profanity is another's poetry -- is easy to see in action at the Federal Communications Commission, which last week affirmed that four-letter words aren't suitable for broadcasts except in rare cases when colorful expletives are "demonstrably essential to the nature of an artistic or educational work."
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06080/674188.stm   (788 words)

 The Volokh Conspiracy - Profanity:
At the root of profanity and obscenities is a need to shock, and to harm, as many people include the blog owner have mentioned: but also to express basic human functions like mating, going to the bathroom, and striking out against authority figures like God.
I don't like profanity, which is listed in the Ten Commandments, because I believe in God and Jesus Christ and I don't believe it honors them to use their names as expressions of anger or contempt.
Jenkins overstates the case when he says that earlier posters, who had said that profanity referred more narrowly to speech that had an anti-religious/blasphemous bent, were "pedants" who were "hoisted on their own petards" by the dictionary definition of the term profanity.
volokh.com /posts/1123016702.shtml   (10649 words)

 Demographics and details of profanity poll - Boston.com
People who make more than $50,000 a year were more likely than those in lower income groups to say they encounter profanity at least occasionally, 81 percent, than those who make less than $25,000 a year, 66 percent.
More than three-fourths of people 65 and over said they are bothered by the use of profanity, compared with 56 percent of 18-29 years old.
Again, people were more likely to be bothered by profanity as their age increases.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/03/28/demographics_and_details_of_profanity_poll   (470 words)

 How Can I Avoid using Profanity?
Profanity is actually a fairly limited language, which can offend or hurt people’s feelings.
In addition, profanity is often picked up by the small children around whom it is used.
Using profanity is a breakable habit that may be helped by a few tips.
www.wisegeek.com /how-can-i-avoid-using-profanity.htm   (557 words)

 Definition of profanity - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1 a : the quality or state of being profane b : the use of profane language
2 a : profane language b : an utterance of profane language
See a map of "profanity" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=profanity   (55 words)

 WoW Forums -> Reported 4 people for profanity last night
Continue to use profanity in public channels, and you'll continue to be reported by me. Eventually it will be your account that is suspended, not mine.
In the midst of the scum of the earth, that cannot comprehend that not everyone is not as filthy and disgusting as themselves, I congradulate you.
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forums.worldofwarcraft.com /thread.html?topicId=50987664&sid=1   (2301 words)

 USATODAY.com - Court hinders FCC's plans for profanity fines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The appeals challenged the FCC's finding that profane language was used on CBS' The Early Show in 2004, incidents involving Cher and Nicole Richie on the Billboard Music Awards shows broadcast by Fox in 2002 and 2003, and various episodes of the ABC show NYPD Blue in 2003.
Broadcasters took Thursday's action as a positive step toward reducing threats to the First Amendment posed by an FCC crackdown that began in earnest after Janet Jackson's breast was exposed on a Super Bowl halftime show.
The broadcasters said the enforcement of federal indecency rules is inconsistently applied since the FCC decided in 2004 that virtually any use of certain expletives would be considered profane and indecent.
www.usatoday.com /money/media/2006-09-07-fcc-profanity-fines_x.htm?csp=1   (476 words)

 Profanity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You can add profanities to the list, and you can delete them from the list if you know what they are.
When you set the points, you are setting the points for all the profanities.
If you are using Spam Sleuth™ to protect children, you may wish to set this number very high to make sure profane e-mails are relegated to the Mail Jail.
www.bluesquirrel.com /products/spamsleuth/HTMLManual/profanity.htm   (237 words)

 XIMS: Using Wildcards When Filtering Chat Rooms for Profanity
When you use wildcards to filter chat rooms for profanity, you may find words that you intended to be blocked are still being posted.
The profanity filter takes that string and treats it as a literal match.
The profanity filter takes an administrator-defined string that uses specific wildcards and treats it as a literal match.
support.microsoft.com /kb/239660   (300 words)

 GINA COBB: Profanity in the Blogosphere
Profanity often is used as a substitute for thought.
News stories that revolve around profanity are generally ignored unless there is a good reason they have to be discussed.
When in conversation with someone who uses profanity too often for my own comfort, I either complain about their tiny vocabulary, or inject as many "well, Angels Heinies!" as I can, until they get the idea that something is wrong.
ginacobb.typepad.com /gina_cobb/2007/03/profanity_in_th.html   (643 words)

 Christian Unity: Profanity
These are slight variants of the standard profane words or phrases, which are used as substitutes for the more direct profanity in "polite company." I am talking about expletives like dang, darn, heck, freakin', cotton pickin', gee whiz, golly, shoot, son-of-a-gun...and many more.
Profanity is using taboo words that usually refer to excretions, sex, or blasphemy.
This leads into a question of whether or not a word is profane is the speaker does not know it is profane.
rouses.net /blog/2006/10/profanity.html   (1932 words)

 Get a cool, tall glass of Profanity
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Val is the Creative Director of Profanity, and will be there to look after your work, from beginning to end.
UncleMango is Profanity's business mentor, admin God, payer of bills, way of resolving disputes, oracle, advisor, close friend, owner of strange animals and total Jaguar addict.
www.profanity.co.nz /about.htm   (240 words)

 Why is there so much profanity? | Progressive U
I have met Christians who claim any word written in the Bible is not profane, whereas other Christians believe that many of these words are profane and the Bible is somehow telling them so.
In arguments or debates, I stay away from profanity of any sort, no matter how little it might seem to anyone, simply because I feel the use of such language greatly decreases a person's ability to use their vocabulary skills and reduces their credibility because of this.
Many times, profanities are used as fillers and I tend to view these people as having nothing to say, so they fill in the silence.
www.progressiveu.org /035428-why-is-there-so-much-profanity   (1332 words)

 Profanity.de - News
Few days before starting their trip to Tel Aviv/Israel Profanity got news from the booking agency in Israel that the Maccabi Music Factory must be closed by the authorities of Tel Aviv.
Be sure that Profanity are looking forward to travel in near future to the freaks in the holy land.
PROFANITY are working for a videoclip they will put as special bonus for their next album
www.profanity.de /news.html   (1152 words)

 Proliferation of Public Profanity a Cultural -- and Spiritual -- Problem
Then, after using profanity for a long period of time, it does become second nature -- just the way people talk.
That is why using profanity in public was considered unacceptable before we became a post-Christian culture.
What I am talking about is a serious profanity problem in the general population.
www.lifeway.com /lwc/lwc_cda_article/0,1643,A%253D162379%2526X%253D1%2526M%253D50088%2526P%253D10%25252F6%25252F2006,00.html   (881 words)

 deseretnews.com | Playing at local movie theaters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
R (violence, gore, profanity, nudity, sex, ethnic slurs, vulgarity).
R (profanity, violence, gore, drugs, nudity, vulgarity, sex, rape, racial epithets, torture).
R (profanity, violence, gore, sex, brief nudity, racial epithets, vulgarity, brief drugs).
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635188779,00.html   (2012 words)

 Just Some Poor Schmuck: Profanity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since I retired and moved somewhere that has little contact with the military, I find that I hardly use profanity at all.
But I don't think that is it entirely, some of the women use more profanity than I do.
It just that it is not a setting in which profanity fits.
www.poorschmuck.net /archives/009999.html   (260 words)

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