Not sure if this is right place for this but... What's the thing with 'beep' ? I mean you have the best freedom of speech, right? (in America) Is it even necessary? I'm reading Iain M Banks 'Surface detail' and he's style is kinda raw (lot of swear words, etc). First I was thinking "he's from America" (he's actually scotish), because I see same style in some US movies / TV series. Movies / TV series are beep-free territory, but somehow it's bad if it's (f-words etc) in talk shows. What's the logic behind that? Beep sounds are really annoying and I can't think how it's any good for audience. What's the purpose of beeping? Who's benefiting from that? Right reaction should be like 'oops, ugly word came out, but our superior tech covered that just fast enough, so smart & nice' ? I think beeping is just silly.