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Word is not on Dail banned list

THE internationally famous four-letter word uttered by Paul Gogarty is not on the list of words that are banned in the Dail.

The official list of prohibited words harks back to a more genteel time and includes show-stoppers such as yahoo, brat and coward.

The full list is:

  • Brat, acting the brat
  • Buffoon, buffoonery
  • Chancer
  • Communist
  • Corner boy
  • Coward
  • Fascist, fascist minister
  • Gurrier
  • Guttersnipe
  • Hypocrite, bloody hypocrites, hypocrisy, etc
  • Rat
  • Scumbag
  • Scurrilous, scurrilous speaker
  • Yahoo

Irish Independent