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Old January 15 2013, 06:59 AM   #34
Geoff Peterson
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Re: First Contact Censorship?

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It was only a couple of years ago that I noticed "faggot" was bleeped out of 'Money for Nothing'...even though Dire Straits are being completly ironic.
Replace that f word with the n word and see how "ironic" it is. To a lot of people that f word is just as offensive. It was a poor choice on Dire Straits part to use it in the first place.
I'm terrible at hearing/comprehending lyrics, but I always assumed that f word was them using it as the british slang for cigarette, not a slur at homosexuals.

Of course, I'm also the guy who for decades thought Billy Idol was singing 'howzabout a date?' when it was 'eyes without a face.'

EYES WITHOUT A FACE! That sounds like a heavy metal song, but the Idol piece is almost ballad like.
The context says otherwise. The character in the song is whining about how easy the life a musician must be compared to a real job.

I remember first hearing the song "Lips Like Sugar" by Echo and the Bunnymen thinking they were singing "lips like chickens".
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