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July 29, 2003

Effing Talk

Or, how to get people interested in etymology. (Cunning, no? Oh wait, that's linguistics - oh, never mind.) The July 7 edition of The New York Observer includes an article on the subject of nearly everyone's favorite cuss word.

Now The Smoking Gun has posted a copy of a court pleading that delineates the history of and argues the constitutionality of the words and phrases that make up "the fuck family." I'm guessing that the public defender really enjoyed writing this brief. See, pro bono work is rewarding!

Yours, &c., LC | 12:23 PM | Sundries