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Links Between Expletive Use and Coaching Effectiveness
The size of the fines had the effect of causing broadcasters to think twice about airing live programs during which a fleeting expletive might be uttered.
Until recently, the broadcast of a fleeting expletive did not violate
USC women's basketball coach Michael Cooper was issued a public reprimand by the Pacific-10 Conference on Thursday for an expletive he used following USC's victory over UCLA.
Just why this process involves so many expletives is unclear.
After initially sating Bono's expletive was not indecent because it was not really a sexual reference and in any event was "fleeting and isolated," the FCC reversed itself.
TV regulator, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ruling that punishes broadcasters for airing "fleeting expletives.
A survey of 308 senior managers has revealed 66% of managers and directors find lying by their employees very annoying, but only 37% object to expletives being flung around the office.
The most devastating public use of an expletive I ever heard, although the word itself was fairly tame, came from former miners' leader, Mick McGahey.
In its friend-of-the-court brief filed with the high court, the ACLJ contends the FCC's policy is constitutional and its actions appropriate even if only a single expletive is uttered.
The WPL secretary, who was himself a referee for 26 years and officiated at the very top level for 12, added: "I consider myself broad-minded and don't expect 22 young men to go through a match without uttering the occasional expletive, but I don't want this to become a prevalent situation in our league.
The expletive features around three minutes into the 1968 hit Hey Jude.