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Football’s taking the mic... so brace yourselves for all the effing and blinding

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Not all over bar the shouting: Manchester United players vent their fury at referee Andy D’Urso during a match in 2000. Credit: Paul Lewis

Not all over bar the shouting: Manchester United players vent their fury at referee Andy D’Urso during a match in 2000. Credit: Paul Lewis

Not all over bar the shouting: Manchester United players vent their fury at referee Andy D’Urso during a match in 2000. Credit: Paul Lewis

In 2012, the ‘f word’ appeared 808 times in the Guardian newspaper, with the ‘c word’ popping up on 69 occasions.

In terms of usage, this was a significant increase on the previous year.


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