Taboo vocabulary

postings on taboo vocabulary on LLog and AZBlog

tabooing: choice of words labeled as taboo
use: open use of these words
regulation: regulation of taboo words in public
avoidance: schemes for avoiding taboo words
grammar: the grammar of taboo words
searching: searches for taboo words

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GN, 11/3/03: On second thought, make that ‘fuckingly brilliant’:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000077.html
use, regulation, avoidance, grammar

ML, 12/28/03: Bad words getting better?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000267.html
regulation

ML, 1/25/04: Maybe better make that “freaking brilliant”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000385.html
regulation

BP, 1/25/04: Some people should get a life:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000388.html
regulation, tabooing

ML, 1/25/04: The FCC and the S word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000389.html
regulation, tabooing

BP, 1/25/04: The Ngadjonji and the PTC:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000390.html
regulation, tabooing

GN, 3/21/04: Imprecational categories:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000614.html
grammar

ML, 4/21/04: The FCC and the S-word (again):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000796.html
regulation

ML, 6/12/04: The S-word and the F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001042.html
tabooing

ML, 9/22/04: Three vs. four asterisks at Boondocks:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001478.html
avoidance

GP, 10/29/04: The unspeakable:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001608.html
avoidance

ML, 1/19/05: Twat v. Browning:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001812.html
tabooing

GP, 3/1/05: Now the FCC tells us, three months too late:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001940.html
regulation

GP, 3/11/05: Bovine excrement on NPR:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001975.html
avoidance

AZ, 3/19/05: Another bullshit night in suck city:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001994.html
avoidance [NYT]

ML, 6/23/05: Adios, FCC?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002260.html
regulation, avoidance, use

ML, 7/1/05: [Expletive discussed]:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002277.html
avoidance [NYT]

ML, 7/17/05: You taught me language, and my profit on’t/Is, I know how to curse:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002336.html
tabooing, avoidance (obscenicons)

AZ, 7/20/05: Curses!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002347.html
tabooing, use, grammar

AZ, 8/17/05: Modesty at Henry Holt:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002403.html
avoidance

AZ, 8/17/05: No fuckin’ winking at the Times:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002406.html
avoidance [NYT]

GP, 8/24/05: An unspeakable title:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002420.html
avoidance

ML, 8/31/05: Leading questions and frickin’ cooks:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002442.html
[transcribing informal speech]

AZ, 9/6/05: Call me… unpronounceable:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002461.html
avoidance (incl. obscenicons)

AZ, 9/13/05: Effing avoidance (cont.):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002471.html
avoidance

AZ: 10/6/05: Plain speaking:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002520.html
use

BZ, 11/29/05: Football’s F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002677.html
tabooing

ML, 3/29/06: Delete expletives:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002972.html
tabooing

BZ, 3/30/06: Twonk!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002973.html
tabooing

RS, 4/1/06: The LMU: a new formula for measuring effective writing:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002978.html
[April Fool’s posting]

BZ, 4/2/06: “Thinking specifically about the F-word…”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002979.html
tabooing, use

AZ, 6/5/06: Words that can’t be printed in the NYT:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003228.html
avoidance, use [NYT]

AZ, 6/7/06: Goram motherfrakker!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003235.html
avoidance

AZ, 6/7/06: Mock modesty at the NYT:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003236.html
avoidance [NYT]

ML, 6/10/06: The history of typographical bleeping:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003244.html
avoidance

ML, 6/15/06: The earliest typographically-bleeped F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003253.html
avoidance

ML, 6/22/06: Beetle Bailey goes positively meta:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003278.html
avoidance (incl. obscenicons), tabooing

ST, 6/23/06: More @!%!**#~@#!! wisdom from Beetle Bailey:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003281.html
avoidance (obscenicons)

BZ, 6/23/06: Everybody’s going meta:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003282.html
avoidance (incl. obscenicons)

BZ, 6/25/06: Obscenity as commodity:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003285.html
avoidance, use

AZ, 7/4/06: Avoiding the other F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003319.html
avoidance, use

BZ, 7/17/06: Presidential expletive watch:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003360.html
avoidance, use

AZ, 7/18/06: Drawing the line:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003362.html
avoidance

BZ, 7/19/06: Taking shit from the President:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003367.html
avoidance, use

EB, 7/19/06: Words of curse:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003368.html
use

AZ, 7/30/06: On the taboo watch: The rock report:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003401.html
avoidance

AZ, 7/31/06: Automatic asterisking:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003403.html
avoidance, searching

AZ, 8/7/06: C*m sancto spiritu:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003427.html
avoidance, searching

BZ, 8/8/06: They called Hillary a whaaa?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003431.html
avoidance

AZ, 8/10/06: Moral panic in asterisking:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003439.html
avoidance, searching

☛ BZ, 8/24/06: Obscenicons in the workplace:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003500.html
avoidance (obscenicons)

AZ, 10/4/06, Further annals of taboo avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003637.html
avoidance [NYT]

AZ, 10/9/06: Avoidance omnibus:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003653.html
avoidance

AZ, 10/13/06: What the L?!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003671.html
avoidance

GP, 10/13/06: Pubic information:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003672.html
avoidance

ML, 10/20/06: Annals of self-censorship: Avoiding the F-letter:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003692.html
avoidance

AZ, 10/22/06: F-words:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003695.html
tabooing, avoidance

AZ, 11/6/06: Taboo avoidance in Dilbertland:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003742.html
avoidance

☛ AZ, 11/8/06: Swear it:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003748.html
[announcement of Allan & Burridge; Marge Piercy poem]

GP, 11/8/06: Try and stop me, FCC:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003751.html
regulation, avoidance

GN, 11/9/06: The film that dare not speak its name:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003758.html
use, avoidance

GP, 11/19/06: Expletive inserted:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003791.html
use

ML, 11/20/06: Typographical bleeping antedated to 1591:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003795.html
avoidance

RS, 12/5/06: Oh tabernacle! What the wafer!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003861.html
tabooing

RS, 12/6/06: More about cussing in Quebec:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003863.html
tabooing, avoidance

HH, 12/9/06: Linguistic cartoon update update:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003885.html
avoidance

GP, 12/26/06: Linguistic filth at the movies:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003966.html
regulation

GP, 12/26/06: More royal linguistic movie filth:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003967.html
regulation

☛ AZ, 1/7/07: Ultimate avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004016.html
avoidance

ML, 1/18/07: 2500 words for cursing the weather:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004056.html
use, tabooing

AZ, 1/30/07: Mind your Hindi!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004117.html
avoidance [in this case, failure to avoid]

GP, 2/2/07: Taboos of the nation:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004138.html
avoidance

ML, 4/29/07: Asterisking and other orthographic rituals:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004451.html
avoidance

AZ, 6/4/07: Annals of automated avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004570.html
avoidance, searching

ML, 6/5/07: Taking no shit from judges:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004574.html
regulation, avoidance

AZ, 8/23/07: The NYT transgresses:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004846.html
use, avoidance [NYT]

AZ, 8/25/07: Another year of taboo avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004855.html
avoidance, use

BZ, 10/30/07: Taboo avoidance in translation: kros words:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005072.html
avoidance, use

BZ, 11/13/07: Music review: ********:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005111.html
avoidance, use [NYT]

BZ, 12/2/07: Suggestive blending with Satchel and Bucky:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005177.html
(indirect allusion)

AZ, 12/28/07: Una victoria de mierda:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005263.html
avoidance, use

AZ, 3/20/08: Spiral thingy lightning bolt!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005478.html
avoidance (obscenicons)

AZ, 3/21/08: Reading the ampersand comics!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005480.html
avoidance (obscenicons)

AZ, 3/23/08: A little more on obscenicons:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005488.html
avoidance (obscenicons)

AZ, 7/4/08: Seven words you can’t say in a cartoon:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=319
avoidance (obscenicons)

BZ, 7/6/08: Wankerism in the Times:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=325
avoidance, use

BZ, 7/12/08: Times bowdlerizes column on Times bowdlerization:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=349
avoidance [NYT]

AZ, 7/14/08: The slide into the morass:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=353
use, avoidance

AZ, 9/14/08: Taboo display:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=596
use

AZ, 9/24/08: Taboo display (cont.):
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=630
use

AZ, 9/27/08: The price of profanity:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=644
[profanity as the cause of throat cancer]

AZ, 10/3/08: Disco F*cks House:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=668
avoidance, use

☛ AZ, 10/9/08: Asterisk vs. hyphen:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=697
avoidance (incl. nigger)

☛ CP, 11/4/08: The connotations of the F-word:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=801
use

CP, 11/5/08: What does the F-word contribute:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=808
[emotional content of taboo vocabulary]

GN, 11/6/08: Fleeting “Fucking”: Original Sinn:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=814
use [and content]

AZ, 11/12/08: No getting laid in the NYT:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=824
avoidance

GP, 12/15/08: Linguistic taboos protecting corrupt officials:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=914
use, avoidance

BZ, 12/15/08: Blagobleepevich:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=916
use, avoidance

ML, 12/18/08: Your tax dollars at work:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=924
use, avoidance

CP, 1/5/09: You diphthong!:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=978
tabooing

AZ, 1/24/09: Taboo toponymy:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1059
avoidance, searching [Scunthorpe effect]

1/29/09: An effing great photo:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/an-effing-great-photo/
avoidance

1/30/09: Annals of taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/annals-of-taboo-avoidance/
avoidance

AZ, 4/26/09: Comic profanity:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1375
avoidance

5/22/09: Taboo avoidance (twice removed):
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/taboo-avoidance-twice-removed/
avoidance [NYT]

8/2/09: Bad bingo words:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/bad-bingo-words/
avoidance

8/3/09: Automatic cleanup:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/automatic-cleanup/
avoidance, searching

8/14/09: Too many tweets:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/too-many-tweets/
use

9/5/09: Mind the filter!:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/mind-the-filter/
avoidance

AZ, 9/24/09: The F Word, take 3:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1765
[Sheidlower’s 3rd. ed.]

BZ, 9/24/09: The inherent ambiguity of “WTF”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1766
[WTF]

BZ, 9/25/09: WTF? No, TFW!:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1767

9/26/09: Wielding taboo:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/wielding-taboo/
use

AZ, 10/17/09: Rude word:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1820
tabooing, avoidance [twink(ie)], searching [Scunthorpe effect]

10/23/09: Walter Gretzkying Carnegie Hall:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/walter-gretzkying-carnegie-hall/
avoidance

11/1/09: Avoiding the gubernatorial taboo word:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/avoiding-the-gubernatorial-taboo-word/
avoidance [NYT]

ML, 12/6/09: Annals of Bowdlerization: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1941
avoidance (WTF) [NYT]

12/13/09: Annals of salty terms:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/annals-of-salty-terms/
avoidance (of bullshit detector) [NYT]

ML, 12/31/09: Annals of automatic bowdlerization:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2011
avoidance

1/5/10: Taboo avoidance for the blind:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/taboo-avoidance-for-the-blind/
avoidance

BZ, 1/8/10: Expurgating the Facebook fugitive:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2034
avoidance

1/17/10: From the February Harper’s:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/from-the-february-harpers/
avoidance

1/24/10: One more –tard:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/one-more-tard/
use in fucktard

2/7/10: The meta-euphemism:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/the-meta-euphemism/
avoidance

5/8/10: 69:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/69-2/
tabooing, regulation, use

5/15/10: X-words:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/x-words/
avoidance

☛ 5/21/10: Annals of taboo avoidance: the white triangle of modesty:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/annals-of-taboo-avoidance-the-white-rectangle-of-modesty/
avoidance

7/16/10: Country obscenicons:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/country-obscenicons/
avoidance (obscenicons)

ML, 7/17/10: “Pound sign question mark star exclamation point”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2455
avoidance (obscenicons)

BZ, 7/17/10: Obscenicons a century ago:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2457
avoidance (obscenicons)

BZ, 7/22/10: The language of “Mad Men” and the perils of self-expurgation:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2472
avoidance [NYT]

BZ, 7/24/10: More on the early days of obscenicons:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2483
avoidance (obscenicons)

7/31/10: Data points: taboo avoidance, abbreviation:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/data-points-taboo-avoidance-abbreviation-73110/
avoidance [NYT]

GP, 8/5/10: Back off (excuse my French):
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2523
avoidance

ML, 8/7/10: Annals of [having sex] [feces]:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2529
avoidance [NYT]

AZ, 11/30/10: Retitling Strunk & White:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2813
use of dick and asshole

12/8/10: The slur dick:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/the-slur-dick/
tabooing of dick and asshole

12/26/10: Cee Lo’s memorable song of 2010:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/cee-los-memorable-song-of-2010/
avoidance and open use of fuck

1/20/11: Comparative swearology:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/comparative-swearology/
AmE vs. BrE in “swearwords”

1/21/11: More on swearology:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/more-on-swearology/
on interjections, what counts as profanity, degrees of offensiveness, and dialect differences

2/9/11: Annals of taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/annals-of-taboo-avoidance-2/
avoiding the name Harry Baals

2/15/11: Rhymes:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/rhymes/
avoiding “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green

2/18/11: Shaving cream:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/shaving-cream/
ostentatious avoidance in lyrics

2/18/11: Jeezamarooni:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/jeezamarooni/
euphemism

3/6/11: Obscenity and literary merit:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/obscenity-and-literary-merit/
censorship; also slurs

3/7/11: Punk-ass fag in the news:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/punk-ass-fag-in-the-news/
avoidance, use; also slurs

3/15/11: Musical f-bombs:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/musical-f-bombs/
avoidance, use (fuck) [NYT]

4/12/11: Our pesky artists:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/our-pesky-artists/
avoidance, use (motherfucker) [NYT]

4/25/11: On the taboo avoidance patrol:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/on-the-taboo-avoidance-patrol/
avoidance, use (motherfucker, suck, kick-ass)

ML, 5/11/11: Another meta-obscenicon strip:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3135
avoidance (obscenicons)

5/31/11: Deshagged:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/31/deshagged/
use (shag ‘fuck’)

6/5/11: The Social Network:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/the-social-network/
avoidance, use

7/1/11: A shortened version of Richard:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/a-shortened-version-of-richard/
avoidance, use (dick)

7/22/11: Exclaimining euphemistically:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/exclaiming-euphemistically/
avoidance

7/11/11: X happens:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/x-happens/
avoidance/allusion (Chick Happens, Lit Happens)

8/5/11: More X happens:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/more-x-happens/
avoidance/allusion (Sit Happens)

8/9/11: Vajazzled!:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/vajazzled/
avoidance/use (vagina)

9/14/11: F**k You, Penguin:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/fk-you-penguin/
avoidance, use

10/3/11: diddly squat:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/diddly-squat/
(vulgar minimizers)

10/7/11: Fellating a memory:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/fellating-a-memory/
(fellate)

10/11/11: Quoting modestly:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/quoting-modestly/
avoidance, use [NYT]

10/22/11: Annals of taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/annals-of-taboo-avoidance-3/
avoidance [NYT]

10/30/11: The season of penis and vagina:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/the-season-of-penis-and-vagina/
avoidance, use

10/30/11: Taboo avoidance in Canada?:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/taboo-avoidance-in-canada/

AZ, 11/2/11: Learning to talk (in)appropriately:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/learning-to-talk-inappropriately/
use

11/10/11: From talking about the word to using it:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/from-talking-about-the-word-to-using-it/
avoidance

1/10/12: “or words to that effect”:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/or-words-to-that-effect/
avoidance (of ass ‘anus’) [NYT]

1/23/12: Fucking ambiguity:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/fucking-ambiguity/
use

2/13/12: ish and masculinity:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/ish-and-masculinity/
avoidance (of shit)

2/29/12: Slang connotations too unfortunate to explain:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/slang-connotations-too-unfortunate-to-explain/
avoidance in Italian: fagiolini

3/21/12: language ‘bad language’:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/language-bad-language/

3/27/12: The tone but not the words:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-tone-but-not-the-words/
avoidance: ‘19 expletives’ [NYT]

4/1/12: More tone without the words:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/more-tone-without-the-words/
avoidance [NYT]

ML, 4/16/12: Larkin v. the Gray Lady:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3905
avoidance (mess up for fuck up) [NYT]

4/16/12: The Gray Lady avoids:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-gray-lady-avoids/
avoidance, with inventory of postings on avoidance in the NYT

BZ, 4/16/12: The first “asshole” in the Times?:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3906
use [NYT]

4/29/12: Annals of French taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/annals-of-french-taboo-avoidance/
avoidance [NYT]

5/7/12: Reporting the profane:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/reporting-the-profane/
avoidance [NYT]

5/9/12: More reporting the profane:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/more-reporting-the-profane/
avoidance [NYT]

5/19/12: Annals of garment phallicity:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/annals-of-garment-phallicity/
use

7/8/12: Ask AZ: The F-word and “F-word”:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/ask-az-the-f-word-and-f-word/
avoidance, use [NYT, New Yorker]

7/11/12: Garmmra meets expletives:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/garmmra-meets-expletives/
use (fuck)

7/12/12: Potentially embarrassing acronyms:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/potentially-embarrassing-acronyms/
use, avoidance (MILF)

ST, 7/29/12: Holy s***! J-school punchy prose?:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4100
avoidance (shit)

7/30/12: More taboo avoidance in the NYT:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/more-taboo-avoidance-in-the-nyt/
avoidance [NYT], with additions to the inventory of postings on avoidance in the NYT

8/3/12: On the taboo/slur watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/on-the-tabooslur-watch/
avoidance [ass in NYT], use [in Guardian]

8/4/12: Cursing:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/cursing/
avoidance

8/5/12: NYT taboo avoidance fail:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/nyt-taboo-avoidance-fail/
avoidance [cocksuckers, NYT]

8/9/12: Taboo initialism avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/taboo-initialism-avoidance/
avoidance [fuck, NYT]

8/13/12: Taboo initials (cont.):
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/taboo-initials-cont/
general issues in avoidance

8/14/12: Follow-up: The A-word:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/follow-up-the-a-word/
avoidance [asshole; cock in NYT; damn]

8/15/12: New NYT modesty:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/new-nyt-modesty/
avoidance [fart, NYT]

8/16/12: Follow-up: Walter the farting dog:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/follow-up-walter-the-farting-dog/
use [fart, NYT]

8/19/12: The pussy patrol:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/the-pussy-patrol/
use [pussy, NYT, vs. avoidance of cock]

8/20/12: More A-word:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/more-a-word/
avoidance [asshole, NYT]

9/2/12: Off-color:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/off-color/
avoidance [fuck]

9/4/12: Follow-up: reporting Eastwood:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/follow-up-reporting-eastwood/
avoidance; the euphemism treadmill

9/5/12: The inside/outside strategy:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/the-inside-outside-strategy/
avoidance [piss, NYT]

ML, 9/19/12: Annals of euphemism:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4197
avoidance [of what?, NYT]

9/19/12: Timesly taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/timesly-taboo-avoidance/
avoidance [of what?, NYT]

9/26/12: Astonishing NYT volte-face:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/astonishing-nyt-volte-face/
use [fuck – but humor]

10/18/12: Taboo avoidance trio:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/taboo-avoidance-trio/
avoidance [?shitty, fuck]

11/7/12: Taboo not appropriate:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/taboo-not-appropriate/
avoidance [shit]

1/5/13: Bobbing and weaving with the Gray Lady:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/bobbing-and-weaving-with-the-gray-lady/
avoidance [NYT]

2/4/13: The Gray Lady stands her ground:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/the-gray-lady-stands-her-ground/
avoidance [shit, NYT], ostentatious avoidance in an ad

2/5/13: The Koch bleep:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/the-koch-bleep/
avoidance [complex, NYT]

4/18/13: Arcane taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/arcane-taboo-avoidance/
avoidance [pussy, NYT, avoided via pudendum]

5/20/13: Briefly noted: the shalom of curse words:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/briefly-noted-the-shalom-of-curse-words/
use [fuck], avoidance [by bleeping]

8/14/13: Today’s baffling taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/08/14/todays-baffling-taboo-avoidance/
(unidentifiable) word omitted [NYT]

8/16/13: Odds and ends 8/16/13:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/08/16/odds-and-ends-81613/
avoidance [jackass, naked, genitals]

9/7/13: kick-ass news:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/09/07/kick-ass-news/
avoidance [ass in kick ass] [NYT]

9/7/13: More NYT avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/09/07/more-nyt-avoidance/
avoidance [“crude term for masturbation” in NYT]

9/26/13: Vulgar chant in the NYT:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/09/26/vulgar-chant-in-the-nyt/
avoidance [YSA chant, with asshole, in NYT]

10/5/13: The zipless fuck:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/10/05/the-zipless-fuck/
avoidance [of fuck on NPR]

12/26/13: On the taboo avoidance watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/12/26/on-the-taboo-avoidance-watch/
use (fuck) in NYT and avoidance (shit) in BBC

2/9/14: Taboo avoidance in the NYT once again:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/02/09/taboo-avoidance-in-the-nyt-once-again/
avoidance [of shit, bitch, fuck, in NYT]

4/1/14: Profanity in the NYT:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/04/01/profanity-in-the-nyt/
avoidance in NYT

11/14/14: It happens:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/14/it-happens/
avoidance (shit) in Perry NY

12/5/14: Press release modesty:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/12/05/press-release-modesty/
avoidance (shit, pissing, fuck) in press releases

1/15/15: Taboo time in Paris:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/01/15/taboo-time-in-paris/
avoidance in NYT – presumably foutu

3/18/15: Knob in a red top:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/03/18/knob-in-a-red-top/
avoidance in tabloids, by asterisking

4/2/15: Sidestepping the taboo item:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/02/sidestepping-the-taboo-item/
avoidance (with allusion to the taboo item): Dilbert with the name Dick; DraftKings ad with a shipload of money

4/10/15: No WTF:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/10/no-wtf/
avoidance of WTF in the NYT

5/3/15: shag:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/03/shag/
use (shag ‘fuck)

6/18/15: The Haddockian argot, and licorice:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/06/18/the-haddockian-argot-and-licorice/
avoidance: Captain Haddock in Tintin creatively using non-taboo vocabulary for cursing and swearing

6/19/15: From manure du jour to the Ascent of Man:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/06/19/from-manure-du-jour-to-the-ascent-of-man/
avoidance: manure ‘(bull)shit’ (in a Bizarro)

7/24/15: The offensive t-shirt:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/24/the-offensive-t-shirt/
use: fuck on t-shirt (Cyanide & Happiness)

8/26/15: Jeremy drops an F-bomb:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/26/jeremy-drops-an-f-bomb/
use (in a Zits, with an icon for the F-bomb)

8/28/15: Robots up the wazoo:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/28/robots-up-the-wazoo/
bare avoidance in a Dilbert with ass ‘anus’ understood; euphemistic wazoo

☛ 10/22/15: Words of One Syllable Dept.:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/22/words-of-one-syllable-dept/
avoidance in the NYT; Justin Trudeau’s penis size reference; his “piece of shit” reference

10/24/15: A regrettable food name:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/24/a-regrettable-food-name/
tabooing: borderline taboo, the scatological dump

10/27/15: Pop-Tart blasphemy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/27/pop-tart-blasphemy/
tabooing: blasphemous profanity (damn, in this case)– the mildest of strong language

10/29/15: Lame taboo avoidance:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/29/lame-taboo-avoidance/
avoidance of the verb fuck (via date) and of kill

11/3/15: Briefly noted: a bullshit lexicon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/03/briefly-noted-a-bullshit-lexicon/
use of shit in bullshit (Mark Peters’s bullshit lexicon)

11/4/15: Bullshido, bullshtein, and cork soakers:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/04/bullshido-bullshtein-and-cork-soakers/
use: bullshit again, cock in cocksucker

11/6/15: Clean underwear:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/06/clean-underwear/
euphemism skidmark

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/15/the-news-for-cartoons/
avoidance in New Yorker cartoons

2/25/16: a katakana para:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/25/a-katakana-para/
use of fucking-A

3/24/16: Orifices for talk:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/24/orifices-for-talk/
avoidance of talk out of one’s ass by indirect allusion

5/18/16: The FUCK card:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/18/the-fuck-card/
use, grammar

7/29/16: Naming names: the cocktail hour:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/29/naming-names-the-cocktail-beat/
avoidance in the NYT

9/28/16: jackhole:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/09/28/jackhole/
avoidance of asshole on radio and television, via jackhole

1/27/17: Today’s hot guy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/27/todays-hot-guy/
use of fucking in the oxymoronic BE FUCKING POLITE

1/28/17: Yesterday’s hot guy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/28/yesterdays-hot-guy/
use: intensifier fucking, sexual fucking

1/31/17: fudge:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/31/fudge/
avoidance: fudge! as euphemism for fuck!

3/9/17: pain in the X:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/09/pain-in-the-x/
avoidance of pain in the ass in One Big Happy

3/13/17: Risible (faux-)commercial name:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/13/risible-faux-commercial-name/
tabooing of dick ‘penis’

3/31/17: Men swear at menswear:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/31/men-swear-about-menswear/
profane captioning of men’s fashion shots

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