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Rkolsen3,299 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
Is bollocks considered a swear word on British tv?


If only there was a link to ofcom's research on the matter three posts ago.



Here are the ITV’s commissioning guidelines specifically referring to language. On the last page they discuss “bollocks” where they say...

Quote:
Some terms may be less acceptable where there is less audience expectation of this language appearing in a particular genre of programme.


Half of the terms listed I never knew existed.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
Neil Jones6,425 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Is bollocks considered a swear word on British tv?


If only there was a link to ofcom's research on the matter three posts ago.



Here are the ITV’s commissioning guidelines specifically referring to language. On the last page they discuss “bollocks” where they say...

Quote:
Some terms may be less acceptable where there is less audience expectation of this language appearing in a particular genre of programme.


Half of the terms listed I never knew existed.


Some may be regional and just gained new meaning over the years. Faggot for example is basically a type of meatball quite common here in the Midlands and Wales (apparently) but has its discriminatory roots in the US.

There's probably nothing there that your average secondary school "playground" (for want of a better term) hasn't already heard...
TIGHazard765 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Is bollocks considered a swear word on British tv?


If only there was a link to ofcom's research on the matter three posts ago.



Here are the ITV’s commissioning guidelines specifically referring to language. On the last page they discuss “bollocks” where they say...

Quote:
Some terms may be less acceptable where there is less audience expectation of this language appearing in a particular genre of programme.


Half of the terms listed I never knew existed.


Some may be regional and just gained new meaning over the years. Faggot for example is basically a type of meatball quite common here in the Midlands and Wales (apparently) but has its discriminatory roots in the US.

There's probably nothing there that your average secondary school "playground" (for want of a better term) hasn't already heard...


Secondary? Try Primary. I remember some disruptive kid calling the teacher a c**t back in Year 3! Apparently a word he learned from his dad.

(Infact, wasn't that a gag in Outnumbered, with the youngest kid overhearing a - less offensive - swearword and using it?)
Aaron_20151,131 posts since 11 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Saw a few minutes of today’s show, Richard Bacon and Susanna don’t seem to have very much chemistry IMO. Him and Adil Ray are perfectly fine presenters, but neither seem to be the next Piers.

Hopefully some new guest presenters will pop up over the summer.
Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
Richard Bacon ...[snip]... and Adil Ray are perfectly fine presenters, but neither seem to be the next Piers.


Would anyone want to be the next Piers?


Quite.

I'm sure that Mr Bacon and Mr Ray (or, indeed, any remotely half-decent human being) wouldn't aspire to be "the new Piers" any more that they would aspire to be, say, the new Katie Hopkins.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 1,104 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Saw a few minutes of today’s show, Richard Bacon and Susanna don’t seem to have very much chemistry IMO. Him and Adil Ray are perfectly fine presenters, but neither seem to be the next Piers.

Hopefully some new guest presenters will pop up over the summer.


Adil or Richard would be a better replacement for Ben rather than Piers.

Would anyone want to be the next Piers?

And is that him gone till September?


No, I think Piers and Susanna have one more week to go,
Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
No, I think Piers and Susanna have one more week to go


In the case of the former, I wish that meant for his entire media career.
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