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Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears

The Guardian

It may be still be too blue for English speakers, but authorities in Canada have ruled that the word “fuck” is no longer taboo on French language broadcasts as its use is so commonplace.

The Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council (CBSC) had previously classified the word as being suitable only for adults in both French and English, banning its use on radio and television to beyond the evening watershed and even then, only with a warning.  

But after complaints from listeners that the French-language Montreal radio station CKOI-FM had twice aired clips with the word this year, it changed its mind in a ruling released Wednesday.

The CBSC agreed with the station’s argument that “fuck” was now “part of the common French spoken language” and therefore does not have “the same vulgar connotations when used in French.”

“The (CBSC) panel emphasises, in this regard, that language is evolutionary and reflects current society,” it said in its decision.

In a following statement it added: “Although the CBSC has previously said that the f-word should not be broadcast on radio during daytime or early evening hours, it established in a previous decision regarding the use of the word in a French-language television program, that using the word “fuck” in French does not have the same vulgar connotation as it does in English.

“If the word is used infrequently and not as an insult towards a particular person, it will be deemed acceptable in the context of French-language programming.”

In the first clip, the singer Madonna could be heard swearing during a women’s march against US President Donald Trump. In the second, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong could be heard saying it in a concert excerpt.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/09/baise-moi-canada-decides-that-the-french-f-word-is-not-taboo-for-listeners-ears

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5 Responses to Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears

  1. WIL E.KOYOTE ( SUPER GENIUS) says:

    MY DAD BROKE AN AUTO MECHANICS NOSE ONCE FOR SAYIN’ F@#K
    IN FRONT OF ME……..I WAS ABOUT 8.
    I DID THE SAME THING WHEN MY SON WAS ABOUT 6, ON THE JOB WITH ME…..TO A SHEETROCK FINISHER ON STILTS. I WARNED HIM 3 TIMES, THEN THREW A HALF BUCKET OF MUD IN HIS PATH WHILE HIS FILTHY ASS WALKED DOWN A HALLWAY.
    THAT WAS THE DAY I LEARNED HOW TO BOWL……

  2. flee says:

    Well…. there are to versions to that word.

    The Van Halen version.

    F or U nlawfull C arnal K nowledge.

    Then there is the other version.

    F ornication U nder C onsent of the K ing.

    Which meant. .. if you were to marry a peasant pleeb slave.

    You had to have your peasant future wife sleep with the king.

    Before being givin permission to marry her.

    That’s how a lot of the bloodlines were passed.

    Then the King would pass on the bloodline …

    Sired I think they called it…

    Then you would take care of the bastard children.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    But it won’t be long before the ‘J’ word is banned.

  4. Enemy of the State says:

    Sorry
    But it’s just another word

    Sticks and stones
    Some people need to grow a spine

    I’ve worked in construction all my life , it’s just another adjective to some

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