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“In the heat of the moment, you can say stuff that you regret,” observed Andy Murray after his fiancée was caught letting rip at court-side in the Australian Open.  Lip-readers logged every word, apparently.  There’s something undeniably funny about seeing … Continue reading

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Putin’s war on swearing

Not content with nibbling other people’s territory, Russia’s ruler is launching a new offensive on the home front.  New Yorker editor David Remnick ponders the country’s “florid and flexible lexicon of profanity.”

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