"Banish the use of the four-letter-word
Whose meanings are never obscure
The Angles and Saxons, those bawdy old birds
Were vulgar, obscene and impure
But cherish the use of the weak-kneed phrase
That never quite says what you mean
You had better be known for your hypocrite ways
Than vulgar, impure or obscene."
<LENGTHY verses - alluding to (but studiously not mentioning) shit, piss, fart, cunt and fuck - snipped>
"So banish the words the Elizabeth used
When she was a queen on her throne
The modern maid's virtue is easily bruised
By the four-letter words when used all alone
Let your morals be loose as an Alderman's vest
So long as the words that you use are obscure
Today not the DEEDS but the WORDS are the test
Of the vulgar, obscene and impure"
The above was penned by the editor of an American newspaper as a protest against the printing restrictions on certain words.
For Fuck's sake, Middle America. Stop moaning about SUPPOSEDLY "offensive words" and stop your TRULY offensive wars.
Brits: get off your moral High Horses - you have just as rigid restrictions on certain words being broadcast at certain times and you were also part of GWB's "Coallition of The Willing [to Invade a Sovereign Nation and Murder its Populace]".
There are things out there that are a lot more obscene than words can ever be - "cunt" was a perfectly acceptable word for that part of the female anatomy until those filthy French river pirates killed the Saxon King (Alfred) and decreed that all Saxon words were vulgar and French was the only "civilised" language. In due course, "English" reasserted itself but retained a lot of French words and this stupid puritanical distaste for those Saxon words that refer to certain parts of anatomy ("hand" and "foot" were still deemed acceptable) and biological functions.
Now "cunt" (M.E. "cunte", O.N. "kunta", L. "cunnus" - uncertain meaning, possibly "gash" or "slit") is rejected as "a negative connotation" but "vagina" which means "sheath" or "scabbard" (typical Doctors' arrogance, naming a part of the WOMAN's anatomy based on what MEN use it for!) is not a negative connotation. So, calling it (possibly) a "slit" is unacceptable, but effectively calling it "something to stick my cock in" is acceptable.
Funny how "Thou shalt not murder" gets a place in the original Ten Commandments these "Moral" people profess to follow while "don't use profane language" is merely one of the thousands of little laws mentioned elsewhere (along with things like "don't eat pig meat" and other biblical laws the "Moral Few" are quite happy to ignore) - yet they're on their high horse about some woman publically quoting a play that happens to use a word that was once (to the Saxons) no more offensive than "hand" or "foot" while their sons and daughters "do God's work" murdering Muslims.
Murder Muslims - but don't use any "dirty" words while doing it.
"Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say Grace" ("Eve of Destruction", Barry McGuire)