"fuck" in Wash Post

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Jun 25 14:54:42 UTC 2004

P.S.  When I first sent this message, I got a line saying the "word" might
"get my keyboard washed out with soap."  Where does this come from?!?

And had the Senate tied on the Defense of Decency Act, our Veep/Senate Prez
most certainly would have voted for it!

FWIW, _The Nation_ has been printing "fuck" in full for some time
now.  Know of any others?

At 09:04 AM 6/25/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Followers of vulgarity may be interested to see that today's
>Washington Post includes the word "fuck" printed in full,
>with no dashes or asterisks, on page A4. The article concerns
>our Vice President's use of the term in the Senate:
>  Cheney Dismisses Critic With Obscenity
>  Clash With Leahy About Halliburton
>  [...]
>  "Fuck yourself," said the man who is a heartbeat from the presidency.
>  [...]
>  As it happens, the exchange occurred on the same day the
>  Senate passed legislation described as the "Defense of Decency
>  Act" by 99 to 1.
>  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3699-2004Jun24.html
>Jesse Sheidlower

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