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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 02:28 AM
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86. You're right but
the press wouldn't do that. The word would appear as "the 'N' word" or some such other, for precisely the same reasons used in this thread: the word has too much power to offend, and editors don't want to deal with the angry responses.

What I find interesting about this is that's pretty much the only word, other than the "accepted" profanities, that gets such treatment by the media. Even so, there are cases in which major newspapers have printed "shit" and even "fuck" verbatim, when it was deemed necessary because of their importance to the story. I remember at least one paper that quoted Cheney's "Go fuck yourself" verbatim, though I can't remember which it was.

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