More euphemisms: "pervasive language"

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Sat Mar 17 19:10:28 UTC 2012

On 3/17/2012 12:38 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> I wonder whether one of the spurs to this narrowed usage might be the
> frequent use of the big label L for "language" on television shows
> and broadcast movies (not only at the start but when they come back
> from commercial interruptions) as one of the options along with
> S(ex), N(udity), D(rug use), V(iolence), and whatever else I'm
> forgetting.

That is the decode I have been looking for!  I've not seen it before.

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