on language

‘Gender-Bender’ + ‘Homo’ Are Hilarious Television-Friendly Terms, Viewers Decide

Drunk award show recipients, reality television contestants, and evening news anchors should be free to say “lezza,” “poof,” and “queer” on British television, the communications regulatory agency Oxfam Ofcom has learned from a study of (just 130) people who have seen a TV screen, who weighed in on CONTROVERSIAL TERMS. So too are the words “homo,” “gender bender,” and “chick with a dick.” The words “faggot” and “dick” were ruled neither funny nor acceptable — but “fuck,” “motherfucker,” and “cunt” are kosher after 9pm.

Meanwhile in these United States we learned this month use of the word “faggot” is acceptable when discussing the use of the word “faggot,” but not when used as a derogatory word. The Real Housewives of New Jersey can teach us so much.