News Reporter Resigns Live on the Air: "Fuck It. I Quit."

A television reporter in Alaska quit on live TV so she could focus on her work as a marijuana legalization activist in the state. This is too perfect for real life. » 9/22/14 9:45am 9/22/14 9:45am

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cast Really Loves Saying Goddamn It

In the vast pantheon of beautiful curse words, there are some that stand out like beautifully adorned queens on the day of their coronation. "Motherfucker." "Asshole." "Fuckclown." Some others tend to get lost in the mix. But thanks to the cast of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," one particular expression is… » 8/31/14 11:00pm 8/31/14 11:00pm

Every Single Time Samuel L. Jackson Has Said 'Motherfucker' on Film

Everyone knows Samuel L. Jackson loves to say "motherfucker" in his films. It's a beautiful, glorious word when it rolls off his tongue. Jackson saying "motherfucker" is like Laurence Olivier reciting lines from Hamlet. It's like the sound of unicorns tickling puppies and then calling them "motherfuckers." » 7/30/14 1:20pm 7/30/14 1:20pm

It's Kind of Fucking Pointless to Shield Kids from Swearwords

Kids are "little language vacuum cleaners," according to a new study that finds that children are pretty good at cursing by the time they're 5 or 6 years old. While parents have an impulse to shield their kids from bad words, it might actually be an exercise in futility. » 4/24/14 2:00pm 4/24/14 2:00pm

Elaine Stritch Gives Nary a Fuck What People Think of Her Swearing

Living American treasure Elaine Stritch caused exaggerated gasps of faux shock when she dropped an F-bomb in front of Hoda and Kathie Lee earlier this week. And when reporters asked her about the transgression, she confessed that she had not a single ounce of fuck to give. » 2/20/14 7:15pm 2/20/14 7:15pm

Shit, Cosmo Says on New Cover

The trend of women's magazines using curse words on their covers continues: Cosmopolitan's January cover screams "52 HOLY SH@*!T SEX MOVES: Let the Games Begin!" » 1/21/14 2:40pm 1/21/14 2:40pm

Fuck Your Delicate Sensibilities, I'm Going to Swear as Much as I Want

I swear a lot. In writing, if not so much in speech (but, fuck it, also a lot of times in speech). Swearing is awesome, because it adds a little extra punch to your sentence that lets people know you mean business! Or, at least, I guess that's how most people characterize the function of swearing. Personally, I don't… » 5/15/13 5:15pm 5/15/13 5:15pm

And Now, A Game Of Thrones Supercut Called Game of Fucks

In anticipation of Game of Thrones' third season return on Sunday, our buddies over at Slacktory have created a super cut entitled ""Game Of Fucks: 126 Reasons Why Game Of Thrones Would Never Work On Basic Cable." » 3/30/13 1:30pm 3/30/13 1:30pm

New Jersey Catholic School Makes Girls Swear Not to Swear, Lets Boys Do…

Following in the grand tradition of Catholic hypocrisy and misogyny, the girls at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, NJ were asked to take a no-cursing pledge on Friday while their male classmates looked on, blinking like the bemused rescue greyhounds the Pope flagellates every time he stubs his toe on a… » 2/03/13 1:00pm 2/03/13 1:00pm

Ladymags Now Using Non-Ladylike Language

In November of 2011, Cindi Leive, editor in chief of Glamour magazine, wrote the coverline "12 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together." Then for the September 2012 issue, there was a coverline "Sh*t Girls Say About Clothes." Yes, in both cases, the "i" in "shit" was an asterisk, but still. It should have been a… » 1/02/13 10:55am 1/02/13 10:55am

Fuck Yes You Should Swear at Work

Gals, have you ever woken up in the morning and thought, Gee, whiz. I sure do hope someone who I do not know personally gives me directions on how I should conduct myself during my daily life as though I'm a gurgling, guileless idiot today? (Every morning!) Then I'm about to make your dreams come true — some brave… » 10/12/12 6:00pm 10/12/12 6:00pm

Brussels Imposes a Foul Language Fine to Protect Its Delicate Waffles

Brussels, a city known for its chocolates, mussels, frites, Jean-Claude Van Dammes, waffles and a diminutive statue engaged in a never-ending public pee-pee exhibition, has recently instituted a "no naughty words" policy that carries a fine of up to 250 euros for people who take their unwholesome grouchiness out into… » 9/04/12 11:55pm 9/04/12 11:55pm

Grandmother Gets Beaten Up at Chuck E. Cheese After She Asks Someone to…


Things are never that serene inside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, what with all the overstimulated children running around and all, but things got especially wild at a Chuck E. Cheese in Dearborn, Michigan, yesterday when a brawl broke out during a birthday party. » 1/16/12 9:25pm 1/16/12 9:25pm

Crazy Bitch Doll Is This Year's Hottest Toy

Many toys have a surprising amount of rage that gets let loose when someone installs a device that lets them speak. Now Toys"R"Us is under attack after several parents noticed that the store's "You & Me Interactive Play and Giggle Triplet Dolls" say "Okay, crazy bitch." The store refuses to pull the dolls from… » 11/28/11 11:12pm 11/28/11 11:12pm

How To Handle Four-Letter Words

We've all been caught cursing in inappropriate situations (sorry Mom). But how do you recover from this embarrassment, and avoid it in the future? And are there situations when cursing is actually a good idea? Today we answer these questions and more. » 9/15/11 5:35pm 9/15/11 5:35pm

The Periodic Table Of Swearing

This print from Modern Toss (click to enlarge) provides a handy guide to British curses. That said, Americans may need a translation for "stink like a piss ceefax" and "acting like a cock snake on plant food." » 7/12/10 5:00pm 7/12/10 5:00pm

The Next Crappy Technology That Will Take Over The World

According to the Times, voice recognition is the next frontier in technology. As a five-year veteran of voice rec software, I'm extremely skeptical. » 6/29/10 1:30pm 6/29/10 1:30pm

Toy Pig Maybe Teaching Teaching Kids To Swear

Does this sound like "pussy pork" to you? Some parents think the German plastic pig toys, sold at McDonald's as promotion for the movie Shrek, are saying something obscene in between their emphatic exclamations of Ja!. [TheAwl] » 6/24/10 7:20pm 6/24/10 7:20pm

How Sweet Little Cupcakes Can Spark Controversy

A North Carolina cupcake shop has apologized for adopting the unfunny slogan "So Good It Makes Fat People Cry," and then for calling one critic a c-word that was definitely not "cupcake." » 6/02/10 6:00pm 6/02/10 6:00pm

Jennifer Connelly Takes Martha Stewart's Name In Vain

...and doesn't miss a beat. Because, seriously, if anything's worth cursing about, it's the stress of dealing with the wrong kind of chard with an overstuffed house during the holidays. Dave, as usual, doesn't seem to get it. » 1/12/10 12:40pm 1/12/10 12:40pm