Jul 14, 2010 — The backstory on the F.C.C. profanity case: How the "Teflon Don" rubbed out the "Seven Dirty Words."
Jan 2, 2013 — As "fiscal cliff" talks grew tense, a certain word was heard at the White House. Of course, it's been said before in Washington.
Oct 19, 2012 — Asked to speak in character, the actor got a little too much into the role on live national TV. He immediately apologized, as did show host Elizabeth Vargas. "Next time I'm on this show, there will be a 7-second delay," Hanks said.
Aug 14, 2012 — Among the other words Merriam-Webster is including in its 2012 update: sexting, man cave, mash-up and earworm.
Mar 23, 2010 — Joe Biden drops the f-bomb at the White House.