August 25, 2004

Don't say Jesus

I read in the paper today that there had been a lot of complaints about the language used in 'Hell's Kitchen', the reality T.V, show featuring the chef Gordon Ramsay. Gordon is known for his swearing, the show was after the watershed, and there were language warnings before it was aired, as is the normal practice.
After an investigation, Ofcom (regulator of the UK communications industries - so the website says) concluded that it was perfectly fine to use the word 'fuck', but not if it was in conjunction with the word 'Jesus'. Meaning that 'for fuck's sake!' is acceptable, but 'Jesus fucking Christ!' is not. Presumably 'Jesus' on it's own is O.K.
I was wondering how close the word 'Jesus' has to be to the word 'fuck' for it to count as bad. What if you said, 'Fuck! The soup is burnt! Where's that lazy chef. Jesus, he's always burning the soup!'
I shall be writing to Ofcom for clarification of this matter.

Posted by paul at August 25, 2004 12:48 PM


Jesus fucking Christ on a Godbike. Everyone's read about that le Beaton.

Posted by: Kev at August 25, 2004 01:01 PM

I'm very sorry to have posted something that you have read before, and that 'everyone' in the entire world has also read before. I will try and keep more in line with the original kind of entries that have appeared lately on your blog...

Posted by: Angry Beaton at August 25, 2004 01:09 PM


You cocksmoker.

Posted by: Kev at August 25, 2004 02:45 PM

whats a blog more to the point what is a cocksmoker? kev get back to me x

Posted by: Beth Morris/Legge at September 12, 2004 12:35 PM