offensiveness


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He observed: "If offensiveness is a criterion for suppressing free speech, then you can no longer have free speech.
Respondents answered questions regarding level of offensiveness and whether or not they would wear the T-shirt in the photograph.
The new romantic comedy from director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-In-Law) is uproariously funny in places and politically incorrect to the point of offensiveness in others, building to a contrived denouement that will surprise no one, apart from female viewers who may flinch at the underlying message that a woman should flaunt her cleavage and leave her brain in a make-up bag to land her dream man.
The new romantic comedy from director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) is very funny in places and politically incorrect to the point of offensiveness in others.
Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons are all fine but week after week the Glaswegian - usually successfully - manages to reach heights of offensiveness that most of us can only aspire to.
Uproariously funny in places and politically incorrect to the point of offensiveness in others, The Ugly Truth is as reassuringly predictable as it is unexpectedly potty-mouthed, with a voracious appetite for sex talk that marks it out as distinctly adult fare.
THE battle of the sexes in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy is hilarious in places and politically incorrect to the point of offensiveness in others.
Calling for apologies is significant at the moment in many spheres, eg the gratuitous offensiveness of Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand and the Labour party apparatchik Damian McBride.
Or by those endless double entendres which have so often - with the help of people like Julian Clary - descended into downright offensiveness.
Having said that, with reference to True Brit, the offensiveness of a word should be measured by the feelings of the person at the receiving end.
Artful narrative strategy, clever chronological games and narrow focus on a cluster of high school students over the course of 24 hours will remind some of Gus Van Sant's "Elephant," but the uneasy blend of insight and calculation teeters over into offensiveness long before the end is near.
To gain a sense of the offensiveness of Burton's comments, imagine if a high-ranking Republican were to say, ``Maybe if Moses would cut the chit-chat with the burning bush and start talking to the Democrats, he could convince some of the stubborn Jews in the party to vote with us.
What shocked the Irish public was not so much the bitter nature of the disagreement between the feuding former teammates, but the vehemence and offensiveness of Keane's remarks to McCarthy at a team meeting that led to the sacking.
I am not trying to belittle the offensiveness of the throwing of chairs or the punching and kicking, I am trying to put it in perspective.
JOHN RANDALL's recent article based around the death of legendary Australian trainer Tommy Smith has an air of credibility and authority that belies some of its ultimate silliness and offensiveness.