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Goldman Sachs Bans Profanity in Company Emails

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The fallout from April's Congressional hearings, in which Goldman Sachs was accused of cheating clients and Senator Carl Levin repeatedly referred to a 2007 email sent by Goldman's Thomas Montag that read, "[B]oy, that timberwo[l]f was one shitty deal," continues.

Today's Wall Street Journal reports that "screening tools being used by the firm [will] detect common swear words and acronyms."

The Journal notes that Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase have policies against using swear words in company email, and that Morgan Stanley "tells employees that their email should be 'professional, appropriate and courteous at all times,' but doesn't specifically forbid naughty words."

"There is case after case of email disaster that is reported in newspapers or media, and you would think that the last thing any rational person would do would be to speak carelessly or use profanity in email," Kendall Coffey, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at law firm Coffey Burlington in Miami told the paper. "But it seems to be an unlearnable lesson."

Man, everyone's gotta start cleaning up their acts. WTF?!

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