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Martina Devlin: The F-word now haunting Brian Cowen is FitzPatrick

Published 13/01/2011 | 05:00

As for Fianna Fail, Cowen could be outed as Osama bin Laden and he still wouldn't be replaced as Taoiseach so close to the General Election

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ISEE that Mark Twain's novel charting the adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to be reissued, with the N-word edited out and replaced by 'slave' -- in the interests of multicultural sensitivities.

Wherever Mark Twain might be -- he recommended heaven for the climate and hell for the company -- he's bound to feel dismay about his work being prettied up. But I can think of at least one man who'd welcome the suppression of other unpalatable words.

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