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An Incomplete List of Impolite Words: 2,443 Filthy Words and Phrases
(n.p.), Self-Published/(Main Sequence), (1990). In 1972, George Carlin, on his album Class Clown, introduced the classic comedy routine "The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television." In 1973, his expanded "Filthy Words" drew an FCC complaint when broadcast on a Pacifica radio station. After appeals, the case reached the Supreme Court in 1978: Carlin (Pacifica) lost 5-4, and the FCC's regulation of unwanted speech was upheld. Meanwhile (according to Carlin's preface to this item), helpful citizens were sending Carlin words to add to his list: 2,443 words arrived over two decades, which Carlin saved, organized by category, added a preface to, and published. This copy is signed by Carlin. From the archive of Reinhold Aman, editor of Maledicta: the International Journal of Verbal Aggression. 10 pages; near fine in stapled wrappers. Little known fallout from a cultural touchstone: no copies in OCLC. [#033919] SOLD

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