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A brief history of profanity in The New Yorker

posted by Jason Kottke   May 31, 2011

At The Awl, Elon Green chronicles the first instances of various profanities in the pages of the New Yorker.

First used: 1994, Ian Frazier, “On the Floor”
It sounded like a chorus of high-pitched voices shouting the word “motherfucker” through a blender.