Is There Too Much Profanity On TV?

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Foul language is filling up prime time TV. Credit: Getty Images

The Parents Television Council is at it again. The watchdog group says that use of profanity on television has increased 69 percent from 2005 to 2010. This includes words that are bleeped, such as the F word, whose usage is up 2,409 percent, according to the PTC.

The Hollywood Reporter points out that the PTC's list of dirty words has grown larger than the seven that George Carlin famously identified many years ago. "Suck" is now part of the equation, along with "screw" and "balls." Presumably these statistics don't include the voicing of these words on "This Old House" or weekly NFL games.

What do you think? Is there too much profanity on TV these days? As a parent, does that bother you?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.