Get Funemployed!

Hamilton Nolan · 06/04/09 11:47AM

The Way We Live Now: Funemployed. That's the new word, really! Does it sort of make you want to get gangsters to dispose of the linguist who coined "Funemployment," then flee to live on a houseboat barge? You're not alone.

Thank God We Don't Work in Britain

Doree Shafrir · 11/22/06 05:05PM

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:

Foul-mouthed President Drags Family Newspaper Into 20th Century

abalk2 · 07/17/06 02:16PM

Our Lexis/Nexis account has expired, so we're not one hundred per cent sure, but it looks like this is one of the first times The Times has used the word "shit" in its pages. (Or on its screens; maybe they prefer to use the web to work blue.) The occasion, of course, came during a conversation between President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, which the president did not know was being transmitted over a live mike: