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Jon Snow in "t**t" shocker!

Can he say that? (March 2010)

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DA
davidhorman
Anyone watching Channel 4 News? JS just quoted David Cameron's use last year of the word that's very similar to "twit", but isn't. Granted, the report was about Twitter, as was Cameron's quote, but that doesn't seem like a good reason to say it - it's still ranked pretty high up the "naughty words" list, isn't it? Or am I just getting old?

At least Paxman was post-watershed and repeating a relevant quote the other week...

David
BR
Brekkie
If it's quoted in context I think they get away with it. Did Jon Snow make a pathetic apology as Paxman was clearly reluctantly forced into by the BBC?

Think it's very much a male/female divide, but when I was growing t**T and c**t were always thrown around as very minor insults on a smae throwaway level as something like s**t, so never agreed we should be more outraged by those.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Anyone watching Channel 4 News? JS just quoted David Cameron's use last year of the word that's very similar to "twit", but isn't. Granted, the report was about Twitter, as was Cameron's quote, but that doesn't seem like a good reason to say it - it's still ranked pretty high up the "naughty words" list, isn't it? Or am I just getting old?


In a nutshell: Either quote somebody properly or don't quote them at all.
Anyway there's somewhere on the Shetland Islands with the same term, and also at the very far northern point of Scotland. So if it's good enough to appear on road signs, it's fine for Channel 4 News.
DA
davidhorman
If it's quoted in context I think they get away with it.


It wasn't, really. They were doing a report about Twitter and politics, and Cameron happened to have said something about Twitter that included a smutty word. Seemed like he just wanted an excuse to swear on telly - maybe him and Paxman are playing their own version of Bogies.

David
JA
jamesmd
If it's quoted in context I think they get away with it.


It wasn't, really. They were doing a report about Twitter and politics, and Cameron happened to have said something about Twitter that included a smutty word. Seemed like he just wanted an excuse to swear on telly - maybe him and Paxman are playing their own version of Bogies.

David


Or maybe you're reading TVF through your copy of the Daily Mail.

Byeeeee!
DA
davidhorman
JAH posted:

Or maybe you're reading TVF through your copy of the Daily Mail.

Byeeeee!


As I don't read the Daily Mail that's slightly lost on me, but I'll just assume you think I'm being a bit stuffy and should have a spliff...

David

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