Friday, October 19, 2007

say what??

You may have heard of the recently released British study that says, basically, let the expletives fly at work.
It's a good way to let off steam, these researchers have concluded.
Anyone who works at a newspaper didn't need this study, suffice it to say. Deadline pressure, ornery computers, sources who won't talk, too much work, a slow day -- we just aren't happy with anything some days.
So, if you happen to drop into the newsroom, you more than likely will hear a few choice words.
We seem to take it in stride ... it just seems natural to deal with the pressures and the all-too-often dark side of our news by employing a colorful vocabulary.
Does it offend some people? Maybe... but jeepers, it's better than lashing out physically....

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