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robomatic 'Money for Nothing' Banned in Canada (118* d) RE: 'Money for Nothing' Banned in Canada 17 Jul 19

I am all for absolute freedom of expression - until I am offended.

I don't think I saw the origin of this thread, I remember the MTV primitive but funny and endearing animated version of the song not long after it came out.

I remember the word from my youth, tough I didn't hear it often in any of its meanings: the original bit of wood, the allusion to a cigarette, or the pejorative.

What's on my tiny mind is the moving target nature of the offense. An earlier posting mentioned that the radio version of the song does not contain the offending word.

I have in mind that its so easy to offend or allude by simply using good old plain non-offensive words. How about the Rolling Stones' song "Some Girls" which had a line: "Black girls just want to **** all night, honey I don't have that much jam!" On a "Saturday Night Live" Garrett Morris did a number where he asked the Stones where did they find such girls...he wanted to know.

I also have a warm memory of singing "Imagine" in a chorus in a chu)rch all friendly even though the lyric contains "and no religion, too".

And personally I'd like to find a substitute for the term "Indian giver" because it shows up in a lyric I really like, otherwise: Gordon Bok's "Little River" (It is not Gordon Bok's lyric, he set a poem to music and the poem contains the line)

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