Saturday, October 08, 2005

I Swear Before Almighty God....

As a cultured man from whose lips profanity never escapes, I was nevertheless fascinated to read this learned treatise on swearing from the BBC's h2g2 website. Practically every swear word I have never come across is mentioned, and the different meaning of naughty words here and in the USA is covered as well.

A solemnly worded warning precedes the article to prevent those with tender sensibilities proceeding further. Those with more open minds who read the whole piece will find a really interesting etymological study: just the ticket to liven things up when the conversation goes a bit quiet at your next dinner party!