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Will Australia Swear Off Foul-Mouthed TV Chef?

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Gordon Ramsay's cooking show has prompted Australia's parliament to consider new rules against profanity. He's known for swearing at restaurant staff. And some viewers thought it was a little excessive when he used a four-letter word 80 times in 40 minutes.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

First they threw Joan Rivers off British TV for using profane language. Now they're cracking down on a popular chef in Australia. Gordon Ramsay's cooking show prompted Australia's parliament to consider new rules against profanity. He's known for swearing at restaurant staff. And some viewers thought it was a little excessive when he used a four-letter word 80 times in 40 minutes. Imagine what the chef has to say about the complaints.

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