June 14, 2003
Guardian's coarse language

It appears that the writers of the Guardian need to have their mouths washed out with soap.

After receiving complaints from their readers about some of the more offensive words found in the pages of the paper, the editors discovered that they lead the world's newspapers in usage of a particular four-letter word referring to a woman's genitals (this is a term which is considered highly offensive, and I will not reprint, in order to foil search engine pervs). They also use the vulgar slang of "copulation" an average of twice per issue, and also have high counts of "crap" and "wanker". Their reaction to this can be found here.

(Link courtesy of OmbudsGod, who has more to say on this subject, and the Guardian's double standards, in this post.)

posted on June 14, 2003 07:52 PM


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