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Talk the Talk: Money for Nothing

Tuesday 25th January / presented by Daniel Midgley

CW: homophobic language

This month, Canadian radio banned the Dire Straits song ‘Money for Nothing’ over an anti-gay slur in its lyrics.

Has the word faggot now become as unacceptable as other swear words? And how has the word changed since its origin as a bundle of sticks?

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley explains on this week’s ‘Talk the Talk’.

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