fighting words


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fighting words

pl.n.
Words that one uses to provoke a fight or hostility: "Fighting words are categorically excluded from the protection of the First Amendment ... [because] their content embodies a particularly intolerable and socially unnecessary mode of expressing whatever idea the speaker wishes to convey" (Antonin Scalia).
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Unprotected speech includes obscenity, fighting words (those that inflict injury or are likely to incite an immediate breach of the peace), defamation (including libel and slander), child pornography, perjury, blackmail, incitement to imminent lawless action, true threats and solicitation to commit a crime.
In 1949, the Court issued an opinion that speech simply fostering anger or outrage cannot be interpreted as fighting words (Terminiello v.
The retailer will be working with creative writing centre Fighting Words and will aim to raise [euro]100,000 over three years.
They were not fighting words and they were not threats.
Brave, fighting words from a side second-bottom and on 51 points along with Wolves and Peterborough.
Fighting Words are aimed at concepts, not people, as we will do in this section of International
For a company thathas been marketing itselfas being more open to working with competitors and non-VMware environments, those seem like some fighting words.
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com fighting words are words intentionally directed towards another person which are full of malice to cause the hearer to suffer emotional distress or incite him/her to immediately retaliate physically.
With fighting words, these fifteen legislators, known as TDs, say that they will refuse to vote for any law that liberalises abortion even if the party whips command them to do so.
David said that Times Square doesn't have enough gimmicks and then threw down some fighting words.