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331367.  Tue May 06, 2008 7:09 am Reply with quote

The idea is to have a mystery guest F-word that you aren't allowed to say in each ep. It's revealed in advance to the audience but not to the panel.

It needs to be 1)linked to the theme of the show and 2)capable of being interpreted as impolite.

Add your ideas to this list. We have a special urgent need for one for the Future show (recording in 6 hours' time).

frog (France)
fisting (fight/flight)
fag (fire/freezing)
fiddle (frauds)
floater (Flotsam & Jetsam)

Others we need to cover are

Fame / Films
Flora & Fauna

331382.  Tue May 06, 2008 7:30 am Reply with quote


A secondary school is to allow pupils to swear at teachers - as long as they don't do so more than five times in a lesson. A running tally of how many times the f-word has been used will be kept on the board. If a class goes over the limit, they will be 'spoken' to at the end of the lesson.

The astonishing policy, which the school says will improve the behaviour of pupils, was condemned by parents' groups and MPs yesterday. They warned it would backfire.

Parents were advised of the plan, which comes into effect when term starts next week, in a letter from the Weavers School in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Assistant headmaster Richard White said the policy was aimed at 15 and 16-year-olds in two classes which are considered troublesome.

"Within each lesson the teacher will initially tolerate (although not condone) the use of the f-word (or derivatives) five times and these will be tallied on the board so all students can see the running score," he wrote in the letter

"Over this number the class will be spoken to by the teacher at the end of the lesson."

Parents called the rule 'wholly irresponsible and ludicrous'.

"This appears to be a misguided attempt to speak to kids on their own level," said the father of one pupil.

331506.  Tue May 06, 2008 10:36 am Reply with quote

Did you find your 'future' word, Flash? Sci-fi/fantasy spring to mind. Not impolite though.

I'm not sure about 'fisting' in a pre-watershed show. I wouldn't like to have had to explain it to my kids when they were younger.

331531.  Tue May 06, 2008 10:54 am Reply with quote

Fantasy might work. Perhaps if we don't go with "fisting" we can use the altogether more wholesome "flaps"

331539.  Tue May 06, 2008 11:04 am Reply with quote

For Films, how about ... flash?

331595.  Tue May 06, 2008 12:42 pm Reply with quote

In no particular order:

fat, fecund, futtock, frott, flounce, fulsome, faeces, flagellate, fetish, flirt, fur or furry, filly, fluff, finger, filth, flaccid, filth, flirt, Freudian, flue, flatulence, and fertile.

Not all what you want exactly, but a bit more choice.

331905.  Tue May 06, 2008 7:36 pm Reply with quote

Thanks, all. We didn't use an F-word forfeit tonight - there's no compulsion to do it in every show, and I'd rather do nothing than do something weak.

We aren't pre-watershed, of course.


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