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  • n. The word shit, regarded as a vulgar or taboo word.
  • n. Any word beginning with s that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context; for example, socialism.


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  • Suzan Shown Harjo -- a Native American poet, writer, lecturer, curator and policy advocate -- has argued for decades that what she calls the "s-word" originally meant "vagina," and is therefore a slur.

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  • Sullivan told the judge the clips and legislative documents create "an astonishing legislative record," in which lawmakers knew they had to avoid safety as a reason for voting that the plant should close when its initial 40-year license expires next March, and some expressed frustration that they couldn't use what some around the Statehouse at the time called the "s-word." rss feed

  • Not only does Cee Lo drop the f-bomb a whopping sixteen times in under four minutes, he generously tosses in the s-word and even the n-word, which undoubtedly annoys Dr. Laura because she won't be allowed to sing it on karaoke night.

    Eric Williams: F***ing up the Charts: on F-Words and Music

  • All three lawyers who argued and the justices never used the expletives at the heart of the dispute, but instead referred to the "f-word" or the "s-word."

    Supreme court justices debate FCC position on TV swearing and nudity

  • Labels: language, New York Times, s-word posted by John McGrath @ 12: 35 PM

    After Deadline: Murky Passages

  • Among them is a piece on the rise of the word we love to hate, the s-word.

    After Deadline: Murky Passages

  • Labels: language, New York Times, s-word posted by John McGrath @ 12: 35 PM 2 Comments

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Weary of this onslaught, at page 259 I started circling those words and found that Stevens used the s-word 35 times and the f-word 28 times before the book ended 81 pages later.

    Chevy Stevens's new graphic thriller "Still Missing," about a kidnapped woman

  • And, in addition to Perry, who was the first notable politician to use the s-word last year, members of the tea party rank-and-file have been known to tote a "Secede!" sign or two.

    GOP Rep. Zach Wamp talks of secession

  • They point out that "The Second Edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for 171,476 words in current use; yet CBS decided to use the 's-word' in the title of this show, putting its blatant contempt for children and families front and center."

    Norman Horowitz: We Must Protect Our Children!


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