Ladies on Twitter Love Calling Other Ladies Bitches and Sluts

If an alien species tried to assess human social interaction based solely on what we say to and about each other on Twitter, they'd think we were a pretty foul-mouthed, hostile bunch. And they'd likely be inclined to believe that women on Twitter, with their fondness for "bitch" and "slut" when talking to other women, were … » 2/24/14 11:30am 2/24/14 11:30am

Swearing Ladies Are Ruining America, and More Dumb Shit Scalia Says

We all knew that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a testicularly prolific, Judge Judy-level sassy Constitutional originalist who probably turns his chair around backward before he sits in it because he doesn't follow anyone's rules* (*Except the Founding Fathers, and he's a real nerd about it). But in an… » 10/07/13 2:30pm 10/07/13 2:30pm

Gordon Ramsey Swears at Adults, Children, Animals, Vegetables, Etc.

Someone (someone awesome/probably mean) thought it was a good idea to put famously angry tong and fork-wielding man Gordon Ramsey on a reality competition show featuring child contestants. Swearing (predictably) ensued. For the aid of joke-conveyance, I will be capitalizing and asterisking all cooking related puns in… » 10/02/13 11:30am 10/02/13 11:30am

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

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

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 pearl-clutching moment: … » 1/02/13 10:55am 1/02/13 10:55am

Samuel L. Jackson to Use String of Expletives to Urge Americans to…

This isn't a setup for a hilarious joke; it's the goddamn truth — the same SuperPAC that brought us that ad where Sarah Silverman offered to scissor Sheldon Adelson in a bikini bottom is behind a new ad that will show Samuel L. Jackson doing what he does best: dropping F bombs. » 9/14/12 4:00pm 9/14/12 4:00pm

Valedictorian Says 'Hell' in Speech; School Clutches Pearls and…

A high school Valedictorian in Oklahoma says she uttered the word "hell" during her commencement address because she was taking inspiration from Twilight. But tipping one's hat to a poorly-written book saga about a boring whiner and the controlling undead sparkledick who loves her wasn't what got her in trouble — it was… » 8/20/12 1:45pm 8/20/12 1:45pm

Romney Aide Urges Press to Respect Polish Holy Site by Kissing His Ass …

Coverage of Mitt Romney's hilariously bumbling world tour has been better than coverage of the Olympics, and with even more heartbreak, tears, and disastrous dismounts — that's what makes good television. During today's stop at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Romney's traveling press secretary responded to… » 7/31/12 1:30pm 7/31/12 1:30pm

YA Books Aren't Teaching Kids How to Swear, But Let's Go Ahead and Blame …

You'd think, given how much concern we're constantly professing about kids these days, that we'd be happy anytime they picked up a goddamn book rather than playing a video game in which they're murdering people or slutting it up by sexting with their friends. Well, not so! Professor Sarah Coyne, of Brigham Young… » 5/18/12 10:00am 5/18/12 10:00am

No Cussing Club's Crusade Against Modern Family Is the Stupidest Shit…

Tonight's episode of Modern Family promises to make bowties twirl on the necks of their scandalized viewers when a pint-sized character drops the F bomb. One group is so offended by little Lily's linguistic lapse that they're spearheading a grassroots effort to prevent the episode from airing. Who are these bastions of … » 1/18/12 2:50pm 1/18/12 2:50pm

How Nicole Richie Complaining About Cow Shit Could Change TV Forever


The Supreme Court's about to hear a case that will determine whether or not network TV and broadcast radio can finally be freed from the shackles of decency requirements. Thanks in part to expletives uttered by the likes of Cher and Nicole Richie, networks may soon be held to the more lax standards of their cable… » 1/06/12 2:15pm 1/06/12 2:15pm