Despite everyone's whining about the FCC's regulating of Janet Jackson's nipple, dirty words, and the like, we writerly types (don't worry, we use that term loosely) should thank whomever's in charge that we don't have rules like they do in Britain, as today's Guardian reports:

Publications that call people "basket case", "nutter", or "schizo" could be breaching the Press Complaints Commission code of practice, the watchdog warned today.

Then again, they didn't say anything about the use of the word "retarded," so maybe we'd be safe.

Press Told to Mind Its Language [Guardian]