‘Bitch’ F and C-words, all fine on TV after nine!By ANI
Friday, June 11, 2010
SYDNEY - Brits have increasing softened their attitudes towards swearing and foul language on TV in the last five years, a new study reveals.
Study participants viewed clips from a range of programs and radio shows, including Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Nightmare, which features the chef swearing 243 times in 103 minutes.
According to The Guardian, the UK’s media regulator Ofcom has found that mild swearing and offensive language have become acceptable at any time of the day, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Ofcom commissioned research also revealed that people were unfazed by the use of words like ‘loony’, ‘nutter’, ‘poof’ and ‘queer’ at any time on TV.
Even words like ‘mental’ and ‘lezza’ and have jumped from Ofcom’s list of unacceptable words to the socially acceptable category.
Stronger terms like ‘bitch’, ‘wanker’ and ’shit’ could be used after 9pm, viewers said, with some willing to hear them on the telly even earlier.
The F-word and the C-word were considered the most unacceptable, but even these were more or less acceptable after 9pm. (ANI)