Since When Is “Squirt” a Curse Word?

The Jersey Shore season finale was last Thursday. A lot of people, myself included, believe it will be the series finale. Pauly D’s got his own spin-off, Snooki and J-Woww have their own spin-off and the cast just isn’t producing anything worth watching. However, the gang of goombas saved the best for last. Or, at least, they tried to. Of all the plot points and characters arcs that stood out, the one that grabbed my attention was Deena’s sister’s ability to bleep.

It took about 3 mentions from The Situation and Snooki for me to get what they were saying, but once I found out what it was, I was flummoxed. How is “squirt”, “squirter”, and/or “squirting” profanity? The two housemates initially treated the act like a disease, like a disgusting, abnormal freakshow maneuver. Then when Deena confronted Mike, he claimed dudes love it and that her sister should be proud of her gift. Well, which is it?

You could ask the same of MTV. They pride themselves on talking about hot button topics in an open, honest way but then they censor something as harmless as squirting. This isn’t a daytime show. It’s a program that airs after the kids go to bed. Shows in similar time slots on other networks (FX, Comedy Central, TBS) can openly say, “sh*t” and “piss” and “p*ssy”, so why can’t MTV? As edgy as the net was in the early ’90s, it’s just as tame now.

What do you think?

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