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    Guardian takes an un-Guardian-like approach.

    Letters: What Grillo vote says about modern politics | World news | The Guardian

    "Seen as a "fuck off" to the political class"

    Ever see a Guardian journalist use this language before?

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    The British peasants paper"The Sun" used the Grillo voteing story to whip the dumm readers. Grillo was blamned for the financial troubles of the Banks and stock exchange.The Euro in crisis,Grillo's fault. Grillo was blamned for Britains downgrading from AAA.
    The Elite have found a whiping boy.

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    never heard of him
    i'm certainly not going to boost that faggot newspapers website by clicking that link .

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    The Guardian is a grown-up newspaper for grown-ups. The use of language like "fuck" and "[at][at][at][at]" is not considered improper in the right context. Unlike kids' comics like The Sun and The Mail, (and TD) which feel the need to shield our eyes from these expressions with asterisks (or the characters [at]).
    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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    Written by Colin Montgomery

    Maybe this is why his golf is shite these days; too busy worrying about stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier
    Ever see a Guardian journalist use this language before?
    Many times. What's the problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.guardian.co.uk
    You searched for 'fuck'

    10,576 results

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    ^I was perusing google news and it gave me a chuckle

    Anyway, happy to see that fuck has gone mainstream
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    Fucking good that.

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    From the Guardian Style Guide for writers;

    • swearwords


      We are more liberal than any other newspapers, using language that most of our competitors would not. The statistics tell their own story: the word "fuck" (and its variants) appeared 705 times in the Guardian in the 12 months to April 2010, with a further 269 mentions in the Observer. (The figures for other national newspapers were as follows: Independent 279, Independent on Sunday 74, Times 3, Sunday Times 2, all other papers 0.) The figures for the C-word, still regarded by many people as taboo, were: Guardian 49, Observer 20, Independent 8, Independent on Sunday 5, everyone else 0.

      Even some readers who agree with Lenny Bruce that "take away the right to say fuck and you take away the right to say fuck the government" might feel that we sometimes use such words unnecessarily, although comments in response to Guardian Style's blogpost on the subject were overwhelmingly in support of our policy.

      The editor's guidelines are as follows:

      First, remember the reader, and respect demands that we should not casually use words that are likely to offend.

      Second, use such words only when absolutely necessary to the facts of a piece, or to portray a character in an article; there is almost never a case in which we need to use a swearword outside direct quotes.

      Third, the stronger the swearword, the harder we ought to think about using it.

      Finally, never use asterisks, or such silliness as b______, which are just a cop-out, as Charlotte Brontė recognised: "The practice of hinting by single letters those expletives with which profane and violent people are wont to garnish their discourse, strikes me as a proceeding which, however well meant, is weak and futile. I cannot tell what good it does – what feeling it spares – what horror it conceals"

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    I've seen the Thai movie censors at it on nudity and even cleavage, but the word fuck stays in.
    I've had arguments with Thais on whether it is a verboten along the lines of jyet mai. Yes it's not polite, and is slang, and in a newspaper should be used no more that the word shit for sewage would be , but the usage of it is not particularly offensive anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier
    Ever see a Guardian journalist use this language before?
    It's not a journalist, it's a letter submitted by a reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    The Guardian is a grown-up newspaper for grown-ups.
    I thought it was a Socialist propaganda outlet for Northern Monkeys?

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    That's because you're a muppet.

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    The message sent out by Italian voters is of much less importance than Guardian printing Fcuk all.

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