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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BertoltBrecht, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    Is it acceptable to cuss in your shop?

    It's pretty much OK here. After 5:30 I turn into a fucking sailor. Every other word is shit, fuck, ass or damnit.

    Have I lost my fucking mind?
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest


    and they let people curse probably too much at my shop.
  3. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    I only ask because I haven't met that many "clean-mouthed" sportswriters. Or thin sportswriters.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    our newsfolk are pretty surly as well.
  5. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    I say "fuck" a lot on deadline. Wish I didn't, but I do.

    No one seems to mind. They know we're all getting screwed in a sweatshop.

    Wish it wasn't, but it is.
  6. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Well, I know I'm a fat motherfucker.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I still cuss quite a bit, but nowhere near how much I did back before I had kids.

    Little fuckers really toned down my fuckin' swearing, bitches.
  8. captzulu

    captzulu Member

    One thing I liked about the newsroom atmosphere is that you can drop a barrage of four-letter words and nobody would blink. When I first moved out of newspapers, I've found myself having to consciously restrain my tongue. It's funny though. I still do agate for a newspaper every now and then, and when I go into the newsroom, the foul language comes back to me so easily.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member


    The subject title reminded me of the TV reporter who mistakenly welcomed viewers to the cross-town station she worked at before. Happens a lot, right? Problem was, she thought she was off-air and off-mic when they were going to the first break and she said, "Well, I guess I really fucked that up."

    I guess they went to commercial quicker at her old stop, too. They didn't ask her back.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Fuckin' pussies.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I have three "little fuckers."
    I think when they're born, the doctors slip in a restrictor plate on the father's tongue.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Maybe the night crews can get away with more. When I'm in a newsroom during daylight hours nowadays, if you let out a good "fuck" or "shit," some tight-assed bitch (male or female) from features or business is going to have you written up for some sort of harassment. Or some young fart is going to have a near-heart attack.

    Newsrooms used to be a lot more fun, with cussing, ass-chewings, stuff being thrown. But most I've been in lately might as well be insurance offices.
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