On "Today," the teenager being interviewed uses the word "cunt." On Abovethelaw.com, head writer Elie Mystal frequently uses phrase "blowing smoke up my ass." On Gawker.com, Max Read describes an irony with "I shit you not." Will all that soon become an anachronism? Could be, thanks to the power of The Street.
Goldman Sachs issued an internal edict. Like Martin Luther nailing his manifesto to the church door and sweeping in the Protestant Revolution, this mandate could change rhetorical history. After hearing the term "shitty deal" from one of its emails being read over and over again on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the powers-that-be at Goldman Sachs got it. That "it" was that it was likely a tone/attitude smoking gun to have street language in its emails. Therefore, from hence forth, its employees cannot use profanity in email.
Welcome back the repressed expressions of the Victorian Age. Instead of a "shitty deal," we will be discussing "a transaction that was deemed disappointing, from a number of perspectives."
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