I'm working on a story set in 1933, and one of my characters receives a wire from California. I know punctuation is taken out unless the sender is willing to pay extra for it. (in this case he is.) However, in order to get his point across, he uses goddammit. Would Western Union permit this?
I've found some interesting telegram sites, this among others but when I add 'swearing in a telegram,' I get all kinds of political stuff. 'Cursing in telegrams' and 'bad language in telegrams' (or cables) isn't helpful. :-P