What the _floss??

David K. Israel

Not sure how many people listen to NPR's All Things Considered, but it's a wonderful show, made even more wonderful today by a Jesse Sheidlower interview. If you don't know him, Sheidlower is the author of the best-seller, The F Word and is an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Robert Siegel, one of the hosts of All Things Considered, interviewed Sheidlower about the use of the F word on television and decided that instead of saying "the F Word," they'd say the word floss each time they meant to say the F word. So doing the F word became flossing!

Here's an excerpt: