Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Separated By A Common Bad Language

Here are some thoughts on the differences between British and American cursing: "Anglo swearing is ornate, clever, and florid; American swearing is brutal, repetitious, and earthy."

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carpetblogger (#306)

Show is awesome. And Buster is in it.

melis (#1,854)

I guess repeatedly screaming "CUNT" does sound kind of ornate when you do it with an English accent.

a.t. (#1,744)

"The British version is sooooooooooo much better."

LondonLee (#922)

Ornate, clever and flowing? I guess the stupid farking kuhnt hasn't even been in an English pub at closing time.

It bothers me that her argument is all about Anglo vs American swearing, yet her examples are of a Scottish writer and Canadian characters, respectively.

Brooks (#8,624)

This is arrogant and ignorant. Is the English accent also superior to the American? Are the Brits all proper tea drinkers and all the Americans loud and crass? She's finding new ways to perpetuate this post-study abroad student mindset.

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