March 11, 2005

Bovine excrement on NPR

In connection with Harry Frankfurt's book Bullshit (discussed briefly on Language Log here, here, and here), I forgot to mention a week ago that I heard a National Public Radio talk show devoted to the book, with Professor Frankfurt on the line to talk about his book and various other professors and comentators brought in from time to time; but because of the goddamn Federal Communications Commission, no one was at any time during the hour permitted to mention the name or the topic of the book. Makes you proud to be an American, don't it? You can use it, you can speak it all the time, but you won't ever have to face it being named on the radio...

Posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at March 11, 2005 12:31 PM