More euphemisms: "pervasive language"

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Sat Mar 17 19:26:54 UTC 2012

On 3/17/2012 2:20 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> "TV-14" seems to mean "Possibly to your taste if you've just turned 14.
> Much older than that and you're likely to be bored and irritated."


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