The latest bulletins from Swearsville:
The New Yorker profiles Jony Ive, Apple’s vice president of design
Overlapping framed images leaned against the wall: a Banksy print of the Queen with the face of a chimpanzee, and a poster, well known in design circles, that begins, “Believe in your fucking self. Stay up all fucking night,” and ends, many admonitions later, “Think about all the fucking possibilities.”
Image via Business Insider (link via commenter Linda).
“The number of fucks you need to not give”
(See also “How many swears can we give?”)
Anal acronyms #1
“The URL for Chris Christie’s new political action committee has occasioned a certain amount of innocent merriment, because LeadershipMattersForAmerica.org naturally suggests the acronym LMFAO, normally interpreted as ‘laughing my fucking ass off’.” (Language Log, again.)
Anal acronyms #2
“BADASS is an acronym that stands for BEGAL Automated Deployment And Survey System. (It is not clear what ‘BEGAL’ stands for, in turn.)”
From First Look: “Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones.”
The craptastic history of “shit show”
“So what exactly is this coprophilic coinage?” Mike Vuolo investigates for Lexicon Valley.
No swearing, please, we’re Canadian
“Any Calgary sports team that plays on city property will have its name reviewed for offensiveness.” (National Post)
No swearing, please, we’re Virginia Beachers
— Jen D. (@TriGirlJ) February 8, 2015
Where did you hear that word?
Zach Weiner of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal searches for the ur-curser.
i removed the word “cunt” from irvine welsh’s “trainspotting” and it’s now a three-page pamphlet on the dangers of heroin use
— john freiler (@johnfreiler) February 5, 2015