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ver boh tuhn

  • s  excluded from use or mention

  • Most famously, Carlin talked about the "seven words you can never say on television," foisting the verboten few into his audience's face with the glee of a classroom cutup and the .
  • In Cologne's trendy Unsicht-Bar (in German, an untranslatable pun on the words invisible and bar), light is absolutely verboten, and patrons gather to wine and dine in utter .
  • Some people in the audience wave mock Nazi flags that resemble the real ones verboten in Germany but with black twisted pretzels instead of swastikas.
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  • The "L" word
    Friend of mine sent me a great piece from the (I hope this isn't verboten) SFGate about the gentrification of South Boston , the section of Boston once ruled by the iron fist of Jim "Whitey" Bulger.
    June 10, 2013 - San Francisco Bay Guardian

  • Reuven Rivlin in Ha'aretz
    I cannot obligate a non-Jewish person to sing 'As long as deep in the heart the soul of a Jew yearns,' but agitating against the state of Israel is verboten,said Rivlin, who chose to make his first trip since being elected Knesset speaker to...
  • Shelby Steele in City Journal
    Black responsibility is verboten,Steele writes, "because it snuffs out the market for white innocence."
  • Laura Linney in USA Today
    That's a verboten thing to do,Linney says, while Hoffman adds that he's confident it will connect if audiences give it a chance.

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