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That Sucks

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That Sucks

That Sucks

That Sucks

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates joins NPR's Alex Chadwick to talk about the use of the word "sucks," which shows up in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic today. The Chicago Tribune newspaper threatened not to print the strip for using the word, which they found offensive, but later relented. Bates looks deeper into what people think about this popular form of disparagement.