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    Okay, help me understand this, my Pommish friends.

    BBC backs down on plan to censor 'Fairytale of New York' - Independent Online Edition > Media

    I've twice heard this song described as a 'classic' and a woman in London on the news compared it to Chaucer and Shakespeare.

    Okay, I love me some rock and roll, but besides Bruce Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkel, I can't think of any that I'd compare to Chaucer and Shakespeare.

    BTW, I don't think you could use the words 'faggot' or 'slut' on mainstream radio in the US.
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    Hi KH,
    assulming that I am qualified as a pom to answer this....here goes..

    The woman on the news was in fact, the mother of Kirsty M, her father was an Irish folk singer. To my understanding she did not actually compare the song to Shakespeare and Chaucer but said that it was a good job that silly censors had not existed in their day.

    Remember as one famous faggot once said "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language." so that is why you cannot use it on American radio.

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    Ahh ... somehow I missed that she was her mother.

    I was being a little facetious when I say she 'compared' it to Shakes and Chaucie, but, then again she should probably learn a little history (or maybe watch Shakespeare in Love) if she thinks they weren't censored.

    I think Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, said it well when he described the UK and US as 'Two nations divided ... By a common language'.
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