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    Krusty the Clown was heard saying the word "bastard" in an episode that aired between 18:00 and 18:25 on Channel 4, in April of this year.

    There were seven (!) complaints and Ofcom have told Channel 4 off.

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    Default Re: Simpsons swearing scandal!

    What about when Willie was reviewing the tractors and said they were all 'shite'?

    That episode was on twice before they edited the line out. I don't really mind.

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    Seven complaints?

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    The OfCom document about research into bad language is fun to read. Go to page 44 for the list of words and what the people polled thought of them, 37% of people polled think bastard is of the same severity as cunt. Although it was written in 1998.

    I've just had a better read, this is a cracking document, pages 44-54 and 64-66 are gold (if you're using a PDF reader to jump to page numbers, add 4 to each page number, they've not numbered the first four pages).

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    Bastard isn't even a proper swear, really.

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