How does radio in 2011 deal with this?

A Joseph Ross
Wed Mar 16 00:41:38 EDT 2011

On 3/15/2011 1:06 PM, Doug Drown wrote:

> The word in question, however vulgar and reprehensible, is so 
> ubiquitous nowadays that to censor it is almost tantamount to 
> pretending it doesn't exist.  What's needed, perhaps, is a reasoned 
> public dialogue on the coarsening of American culture (which, in all 
> probability, will be largely ignored).
> Sadly, yeah, I can envision the FCC waving the white flag.     -Doug

Oh come on, vulgar and reprehensible.  "Vulgar" words are simply the 
short, Anglo-Saxon words for certain bodily functions and parts.  Words 
of Latin origin with the exact same meanings are "polite."  It's a 
remnant of the period following the Norman conquest of England, when the 
language of the ruling class was "polite" and the language of the common 
people was "vulgar."

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