Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore – New York Times

bills “William Shakespeare, in keeping with traditions of Elizabethan drama, peppered his plays with profanity and celebrated the vulgar as well as the sublime.”
Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore
By NATALIE ANGIER
Published: September 20, 2005
Incensed by what it sees as a virtual pandemic of verbal vulgarity issuing from the diverse likes of Howard Stern, Bono of U2 and Robert Novak, the United States Senate is poised to consider a bill that would sharply increase the penalty for obscenity on the air.
Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore – New York Times