The dictionary entry compares this word to an English curse word. I was under the impression that there were no Japanese profanities. Would this word be offensive to morally inclined Japanese families? Would it be sensored on TV interviews? Is it taboo to use this expression in a public environment? In English, it is considered OK to use "darn", and "shoot" because they sound softer than their uncensored couterparts. Is it the same way in Japan?