Fcc offensive words may be profane andor indecent

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Unformatted text preview: on; inclusion of something in the meaning of a word besides what it primarily denotes; implication.’ implication.’ • Denotation – ‘That which a word denotes, as distinguished from its denotes connotation; the aggregate of objects of connotation which a word may be predicated; extension.’ extension.’ INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 Expressive Function Son-of-a-gundiddily-un! "And prively he caught hire by the queynte... And heeld hire by the haunchbones." (Canterbury tales) now upon the prick Chaucer, Shakespeare of noon” (Romeo & Juliet) "the bawdy hand of the dial is INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 11 Golden Globes Decision Today • In June, 2007 the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Golden Globes decision, ruling that "fleeting expletives" were not covered under obscenity statutes. • FCC: “Offensive words may be profane and/or indecent depending on the context. In the Golden Globe Awards Order, the FCC stated that it would Order, address the legality of broadcast language on a casecaseby-case basis. Depending on the context presented, byuse of the “F-Word” or other words as highly Word” offensive as the “F-Word” may be both indecent and Word” profane, if aired between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.” p.m.” Swearing, wordplay • Swearing, insulting, teasing and joking are often intertwined with each other • Just as swearing is a universal feature of human language, so too is teasing, joking and word play • Sometimes word play tells us something important about grammar as well. • For example… example… INDV101 – Fall 2007 INDV101 – Fall 2007 Igpay Atinlay • I’ll give you an example: •...
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