Friday, May 19, 2006

Four letter word paper title

Ohio State University's Christopher Fairman swears his way into a legal study of the relationship between taboo (linguistically speaking) and the law. [Click here and you will immediately see what I mean]. He has some interesting ideas about self-censorship but ultimately concludes that the law is a mess when it comes to these things.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

The UNSW Law School criminal law exam from 2000 had the following question: "Is the word fuck offensive? Discuss." It was quite a tough question and now is the subject of a large body of (lower court) caselaw in NSW.