Posted by: ahallatt | July 16, 2009

I Can’t Believe I Got to Swear in a Syndicated Cartoon

I couldn’t believe it when I slipped the word “bloody” past my editor. I was sure it wouldn’t make it through the copy checkers at RBMA, but it did. Of course, the word was only really rude for a couple of centuries (it was fine before the mid 18th century) and is very mild, even in England, now.

The postman swears at Howard's burrow

The postman swears at Howard's burrow

An interesting piece on h2g2 – The Origins and Common Usage of British Swear-words

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