HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >
What have you made lately? Share your food adventure
TELL US

gordon ramsay doesn't swear that much

fooftales Oct 14, 2008 04:40 PM

it's just that he crams a lot of other words in there too....

from:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainm...

"GORDON Ramsay might use the f-word a lot but the Nine Network has defended the celebrity chef's profanity by saying he speaks so much in his program that the swearing represents only a small fraction of what he says.

Using one episode as an example, the broadcaster said there were 73 swear words, with 7603 words spoken in total, meaning they accounted for less than one per cent of language used in the program. That would account for about one f-word every three or four sentences."

  1. kelvin8r Oct 15, 2008 07:22 AM

    I have a love/hate thing with Ramsey-as in used to hate him, now can't get enough of the bloke!

    Here's a nice link which recaps the current ('08) season in the US&A with all bleeps firmly in place: http://www.hulu.com/kitchen-nightmares

    1. s
      soupkitten Oct 15, 2008 01:24 PM

      i know!!!!

      "stupid donkies," "fat cow," "dirty missy," " great lumbering lummox," etc. . . not swearing!

      i still think GR channels lenny henry's character in "CHEF!" ;-P

      1 Reply
      1. re: soupkitten
        j
        jumpingmonk Mar 16, 2009 11:49 AM

        Oh, don't be silly if he did, the insults would be WAY more clever.

      2. s
        swsidejim Oct 15, 2008 01:38 PM

        every chef, and most of the kitchen staff I ever worked with swore like waiters, this is a non issue with me.

        1. Chef Gurp Nov 17, 2008 11:41 PM

          Definately, a non-issue. I spent my whole life talking like that.
          I'm glad to see at least one show that comes close to digging the ambience in a real kitchen.

          1. g
            grantham Nov 18, 2008 01:51 PM

            Don't watch Gordon Ramsay, but I'm thinking the king of the "F" word is that potty mouth
            Anthony Bourdain.

            1. g
              grantham Mar 19, 2009 09:56 PM

              I dare say in a swearing contest, Anthony Bourdain would wear the crown. What a distinction!

              Show Hidden Posts