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Why Was George Carlin Arrested in Milwaukee?

Comedy has evolved significantly through the years. Topics and words considered taboo in the past are now sometimes regarded as hilarious if delivered correctly. George Carlin, one of the most outstanding comedians in history, saw through the so-called evolution of comedy, but did you know he got arrested for it? “Seven Dirty Words” was one …

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When George Carlin created his ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television’ bit, the FCC didn’t have the legal authority to ban dirty words from public airways. That bit, played uncensored by a NYC radio station, led to the getting that authority.

Seven dirty words A poster in a WBAI broadcast booth which warns radio broadcasters against using the words The seven dirty words are seven English-language curse words that American comedian George Carlin first listed in his 1972 “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” monologue. The words, in the order Carlin listed them, are …

When George Carlin created his ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television’ bit, the FCC didn’t have the legal authority to ban dirty words from public airways. That bit, played uncensored by a NYC radio station, led to the getting that authority. Read More »