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The Sydney Morning Herald’s David Marr – prone to censorship fantasies – complains:

Unlike this newspaper even today, television has been able to use the f-word for years …

Nonsense. Here are two examples of the SMH’s f-word use from 2003; one from 2004; three from 2006; and another from two months ago (also including the innovative noun “moive”). Dave clearly can’t be bothered reading his own newspaper, which is understandable.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/27/2008 at 01:44 AM
    1. Dave clearly can’t be bothered reading his own newspaper….

      Oh, look! Something that Marr and I have in common.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 04 27 at 02:06 AM • permalink


    1. Is the “f-word” banned at the SMH “freedom”?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 04 27 at 02:22 AM • permalink


    1. #1
      Marr’s likely had a cockatoo … reading the newspaper lining the bottom of the cage, calling ‘free screech, free screech …’

      Posted by egg_ on 2008 04 27 at 02:35 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry, Dave Marr is a whiny bitch.He needs to be sent to somewhere more up his alley such as Zimbabwe.

      No doubt he waits with baited breath until the next conservative Government is elected.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 27 at 02:39 AM • permalink


    1. They’re all just pining for a conservative Government Nic. They realised too late that they’d have nothing to whine about after Kev was elected, so now they’re busy trying to find stuff to blame the previous Government for, or are writing about completely inane garbage. Or both, in many cases.

      I thought Dave was more the Cuba type?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 04 27 at 03:23 AM • permalink


    1. #5. The fucking fear he fucking harbours is actually that the fucking Left would bitch and fucking moan for all these fucking years and then the fucking government they claimed they fucking wanted (any fucking ALP fucking govt will do) would turn out to be fucking useless.

      Poor fucking David fucking Marr. Boo fucking hoo.

      Abu Chowdah

      PS. David. Is that enough pointless expletives for you?

      Posted by Abu Chowdah on 2008 04 27 at 03:44 AM • permalink


    1. Dear fucking David fucking Marr.
      Fuck off.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 04 27 at 03:55 AM • permalink


    1. “Fairness” is another f-word Marr wouldn’t hear that often at the SMH.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 04 27 at 03:58 AM • permalink


    1. He may just be fustrated at all the self frottage hes engaging in.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 04 27 at 04:01 AM • permalink


    1. I really like the way effete socialists gaily cast about the epithet far Right.
      Perhaps twinkle toes knows better, but I’d be surprised if the Australian Family Association has many members who devote much time to spit shining their jackboots.
      Mind you, anybody who is offended by programming which comes with a warning, is only watching to be offended.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 04 27 at 04:13 AM • permalink


    1. Why isn’t he concerned about the self-censorship the SMH exercises in not mentioning assailants who are MOMEA?

      A newspaper not using the f-word is hardly a disadvantage!

      Posted by carpefraise on 2008 04 27 at 04:30 AM • permalink


    1. Dave Ma’s boy must not read this

      Martin Riggs: Hey, look friend, let’s just cut the shit. Now we both know why I was transferred. Everybody thinks I’m suicidal, in which case, I’m fucked and nobody wants to work with me; or they think I’m faking to draw a psycho pension, in which case, I’m fucked and nobody wants to work with me. Basically, I’m fucked.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 27 at 04:32 AM • permalink


    1. Here in the U.S., the founding fathers gave their lives and their sacred honor for the freedom to say fuck in front of 9 year olds.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 04 27 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. #13; Is a sarc tag necessary? I hope not.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 04 27 at 05:03 AM • permalink


    1. #13 how old is Dave Ma?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 27 at 05:11 AM • permalink


    1. When I read “David Marr” and “f-word”, my first thought was:

      Fat head?

      Posted by mr creosote on 2008 04 27 at 07:31 AM • permalink


    1. The f-word was printed on the front page of the SMH some years ago.  Can’t remember right now what the details were…  off to do some brain-wracking…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2008 04 27 at 07:54 AM • permalink


    1. Whale Oil Beef Hooked. Prissy pansy pines for pejorative paragraphs, prefers pages pasted with putrid palaver, rather than polite presentations of public performances.

      Marr can stick that in his tailpipe. He’ll have to take some stuff out to make it fit though.

      Posted by CB on 2008 04 27 at 08:45 AM • permalink


    1. You’d think it would come up now and then just from the monkeys typing.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2008 04 27 at 10:51 AM • permalink


    1. #2 ANDYCANUCK—No, “facts.”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 04 27 at 02:12 PM • permalink


  1. #4 Marr “needs to be sent to somewhere more up his alley”

    Puhleeeze! Would prefer not to contemplate Marr’s alley, especially the prospect of being “more up” it.

    Posted by Phranger on 2008 04 27 at 11:18 PM • permalink