Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker and Tits.
Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:12 AM
Still find it hard to believe that 'piss' is or was ever banned by the FCC.
Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:18 PM
yeah, my English friends always ask me that: "piss is a swear word there?"
I think a kid still gets in trouble for saying "piss." At least, when referring to urine. They may be able to get away with "pissed off," though...
It's like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Isn't "shag" a pretty gnarly word to say there? We got all these little kids running around "shagadelic baby yeah!"
George Carlin was my favorite though... I'm sad today.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:00 AM
I dunno. It's pretty tame. I suppose, if you were young enough, and your parents strict enough, it could get a reprimand. Certainly when I was in public school - granted, I was in the States for my early teens, so I was probably 14 when I went back to school there - I heard a great deal worse. And said a great deal worse. Since the British public schools have been somewhat enlightened (as in, they still stuff you in a uniform, but they can't beat you with a cane or whatever) authoritarian teachers only had limited success in reigning in the more unruly students... like me.
It certainly isn't as strong a word as it's four letter cousin. And 'shagadelic' is even more tame. Looks like a fancy synonym for 'sexy'.
'Piss' is a funny one. 'Piss off!' isn't a particularly nice thing to say, somewhere barely below 'Fuck off!'. 'Taking the piss' on the other hand... means having fun at someone else's expense. 'Taking a piss', well, we all know what that means, and that's not swearing at all.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:29 PM
As far as I know, the FCC decency regulations apply only to licensed broadcasters. You need a license for anything in the public FM band (at least over a watt, or whatever). As an unlicensed transmitter, you're free to say whatever you want... on frequency ranges that don't require a license.
Actually certain FRS radios supposedly require a license. Whatever. It's not a public broadcast license.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:46 PM
Either you have a license, or you're using a frequency that doesn't require a license, or you're breaking the law (wooooohooo! Arrrrrrrr me matey). Regardless, since you control both ends of the circuit, you're always free to use a scrambler - like, say, a Motorola Saber with the 'secure' module.
Note to self: those look really cool. Get one.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:22 PM
Essentially NO YOU CAN'T transmit profanity. Or say the word 'Mayday'. Or... whistle (whistle??). I shit you not.
This post has been edited by Deprogram: 24 June 2008 - 07:23 PM