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Katie Couric has banned the word sputum from the CBS Evening News.

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She reportedly got into a slapping-fest with an editor over the use of "sputum" in a story about tuberculosis. Things sound a little shaky on-set!

Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.