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A Nation Of Potty Mouths

Found this on CBS website, linked from WIRED blog.

A Nation Of Potty Mouths

A Brief History Of Swear Words In America

July 23, 2006

(CBS) It all started with “Gone with the Wind” and Rhett’s not-so-fond adieu: “Frankly ,my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

His vulgarity was shocking at the time, but damn, that was nothing compared to what passes for entertainment today, where a movie is named “Meet the Fockers” and every Sunday night we invite “Desperate Housewives” into our homes, comments CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman.

Heck, even our born-again president swears, or did at least once that we know of. Continue reading A Nation Of Potty Mouths