The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82302 Message #1509281
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
25-Jun-05 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: rudities
Subject: RE: BS: rudities
Actually, there was a ruling about 30 years ago that Bollocks was not considered an obscenity.
It all started when a chain of stores called W H Smiths (newsagent, stationery, music etc) put a copy of the best selling album on display in the front window. Someone complained to who ever it is you complain to, and it went all the way to court. A High Court judge (who had been in the army and knew what it meant) ruled that it was not an obscene word and could be displayed openly and freely without fear of retribution.
The reason for all this? An album by original punk band, the Sex Pistols, called 'Never mind the bollocks'.