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Nicholas Carey
05-31-2006, 04:39 PM
Here's what looks to be interesting paper on a number of fronts.

From an law professor at Ohio State University, the title isn't, um, appropriate for this forum, so here's a sanitized version of the "suggested citation":
Fairman, Christopher M., "F*ck" (March 2006). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 59. Available at SSRN:http://ssrn.com/abstract=896790Here's the abstract (likewise sanitized):
Abstract
This Article is as simple and provocative as its title suggests: it explores the legal implications of the word f*ck. The intersection of the word f*ck and the law is examined in four major areas: First Amendment, broadcast regulation, sexual harassment, and education. The legal implications from the use of f*ck vary greatly with the context. To fully understand the legal power of f*ck, the nonlegal sources of its power are tapped. Drawing upon the research of etymologists, linguists, lexicographers, psychoanalysts, and other social scientists, the visceral reaction to f*ck can be explained by cultural taboo. F*ck is a taboo word. The taboo is so strong that it compels many to engage in self-censorship. This process of silence then enables small segments of the population to manipulate our rights under the guise of reflecting a greater community. Taboo is then institutionalized through law, yet at the same time is in tension with other identifiable legal rights. Understanding this relationship between law and taboo ultimately yields f*ck jurisprudence.

Meerkat
05-31-2006, 05:11 PM
To actually F*ck a lawyer, a whole body condom is suggested! ;)

John of Phoenix
05-31-2006, 05:30 PM
Why do I have the feeling there was a government grant behind this research?
F*cked again.

Bob Cleek
05-31-2006, 06:03 PM
This lawyer isn't.... If you know anybody who....

Andrew Craig-Bennett
06-01-2006, 04:20 AM
We need Shakespeare's "Henry VI", rather than "Henry V" here...

"First, let's kill all the lawyers!"

:)

PeterSibley
06-01-2006, 06:32 AM
The devil visited a lawyer's office and made him an offer. "I can arrange some things for you, " the devil said. "I'll increase your income five-fold. Your partners will love you; your clients will respect you; you'll have four months of vacation each year and live to be a hundred. All I require in return is that your wife's soul, your children's souls, and their children's souls rot in hell for eternity."

The lawyer thought for a moment. "What's the catch?" he asked.

George Jung
06-01-2006, 07:48 AM
Johns Hopkins has switched to using lawyers for all their lab experiments. When questioned, their spokesperson noted 'There's more of them, you don't get as attached to them, and after all, there are somethings even a rat won't let you do'...

brad9798
06-01-2006, 04:21 PM
F*ck is like the word 'dude.' It is very versital ... and can be used as a noun, verb, adverb, or adjective ...

What a f*ck.

That was f*cking cool.

F*ck you.

That was f*cking awesome ...

What the f*ck?

VERY versitile word ...

geeman
06-01-2006, 05:20 PM
LOL it wont buy ya much in Church tho ,,,,,,,,