Bugger me, I’m going to have to mind my f*cking language

The BSA has updated their lists of “naughty” words”.

People still give a s*** about swearing, according to the latest research.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority’s 2013 report into unacceptable swearwords show 70 per cent of New Zealanders consider c*** an unacceptable phrase to hear on television or radio.

The term was deemed the most offensive, followed by the racist term n***er, jesus f***ing christ,  motherf***er and c***sucker.

The results were similar to the last survey, conducted in 2009, but many of the most offensive terms were deemed mildly less insulting this time round, the BSA said. 

However broadcasters would still have to mind their bloody, balls or crap with all considered unacceptable by more people compared to three years ago.

Actors and musicians were also given more freedom to swear with the public appearing to hold radio hosts and breakfast programme presenters to a higher standard.

Young, non-religious men were the least likely to be offended by swearwords on air, it said.

I see Fairfax is playing sensible… here is the full list.

Looking trough the list though I was buggered if I could see cocksmoker. Cocksucker is there, which is close I suppose but its offensive is dropping, with only a bare majority being offended.

What I find amusing is that balls, bullshit, prick, shit, crap and bugger still rate as offensive.


Appendix 1 has some intereting words and phrases that people still find offensive, many of which are used by commenters…and…ahem…me on many occaisons.

But a couple are interesting….one to describe Labour voters…Muptard (combination of “muppet” and “retard”) and Gook, Wog, raghead, Spick are all there, but not Dago. So is fucktard.

Some are just pathetic…like complaining about OMG, Oh my god or God Almighty, though I can see how Mohamed might be offensive.

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