WTF! What’s your opinion of foul language in public?

    The subject of the second hour of Friday’s “Radio Times” with Marty Moss-Coane was cursing in public. We’re curious where you side on the subject: What is appropriate?

    The subject of the second hour of Friday’s “Radio Times” with Marty Moss-Coane was cursing in public. We’re curious where you side on the subject: What is appropriate?

    Tell us in the comments below.

    The Philly Posts’s Gail Shister thinks that Nutter’s use of the word “asshole,” live on Fox29, to describe a 30-year-old Juniata man charged with shooting to death three teenagers in a car, is totally appropriate. And she’s not alone.

    On the other side, anti-profanity crusaders protested ABC for airing an episode of “Modern Family” in which a toddler appears to say the F-word, even though it is never heard in the, and the actress’ mouth is pixelated for humorous effect. 

    Closer to home, think of your office, your public transit commute, the last Sixers or Nets game you attended, standing in line at the supermarket. Do people curse openly? Do they lower their voices? Do they avoid it altogether?

    How about your own behavior?

    It seems there are very few place left where cursing is unacceptable. Are we too relaxed with the language we use in public?

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