Frick, freak, frack, flip…anything but the actual four-letter “f word” will do. The words have noticeably replaced the true word in songs and statements of passion on the radio and television ever since we’ve evolved from merely removing words from songs as a way to pretend the foul language was never there in the first place.
But NewsWorks contributor Bill Wedo thinks the upcoming Grammy Awards could be the great equalizer for the “f word.” With Cee Lo Green’s : F— You” (see, even we do it) up for four awards, the folks at the Grammys have the chance to broadcast the four letters for all to hear.
But will it happen? Or will we hear on of the many euphemisms we’ve come to know so well?
Feed the Feed: Is the stigma surrounding the “f word” created and perpetuated by the FCC? We’re we just bleeping out the “b word” a few years ago?