No. 39: Grade-B Swearing

SBL_bulldog“The dog’s bollocks” = good (Photo credit: Dogtime)

“…the sad truth of the matter is that the British excel at swearing. And they’re proud of it too. Not only are all the best swearwords Anglo-Saxon in origin (something to do with those hard k’s and t’s and satisfying f’s and s’s) but there’s infinite expression in their delivery and use.

Fortunately other words in circulation provide equally adaptable forms of obscenity, without once troubling the censors at the FCC (although Ofcom would take a dimmer view).”

Back catalogue: Anglophenia: Fraser’s Phrases: The Dog’s Bollocks

 

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