In radio, we are still not allowed to say it....not that I would as its such a coarsening of the culture...But the F-bomb is not a bomb anymore...It's part of dialogue and this Politco piece says in political circles its flourished in recent years.
I see it at work as a new generation uses the F word and other words with a casualness that's depressing. No long longer is the expletive a rarely used item to make a point. From Joe Biden's on mike exhortation to the President to press flacks sparring with hostile media, its OK in DC to say F@&* You !
The new 'no comment': F--- off - Dylan Byers and John F. Harris - POLITICO.com