Profanity in entertainment: frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn

December 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

When Rhett Butler finally told Scarlett O’Hara how he felt about her at the end of Gone with the Wind, it caused a sensation in the USA. The word “damn” had been prohibited by the 1930 Motion Picture Association’s … Read more

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The politics of language in the USA

October 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

Photo: Kristopha Hohn

Here’s a question for you: what’s the official language of the USA?

If you said English, you are wrong.

There is no official national language in the US, despite various attempts to give English that status over … Read more

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