Goldman Sachs has laid down the rhetorical law, reports Hamilton Nolan in Gawker. The powers-that-be got religion after hearing the phrase "shitty deal," which had been in one of its emails, read in the U.S. Senate over and over again.
Now, Nolan tells us, Goldman Sachs has barred the use of such profanity in its email system. The challenge, of course, is monitoring this. Will the company install software programmed to scan emails for bad words. And what will be the punishment? Getting one's pay docked a few million?
No question, the ingenious players on Wall Street will figure a way around the purge. Maybe they will invent a new language of profanity. They may call in wordsmiths such as us.
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