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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000519.txt from 2001/05

From: "Ian Black" <clarinet1@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: [kl] French Idioms
Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 00:26:54 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: William Wright [mailto:Bilwright@-----.net]
Subject: Re: [kl] French Idioms
Since we're talking about idioms, and since I'll be visiting parts of
the U.K. this summer, may I ask a serious question of Klarinet's U.K.
members:

Is "bloody" an obscenity in the U.K.? (my apologies for posting the
word if it is --- but Flanders & Swann used it on their CD, so I'm
hoping that it's not too bad) Is the word any more or less offensive
in Ireland or Scotland as compared to England?

Bill,

You ought to be OK provided it is in an informal situation. It is not a good
idea to liberally use the word when you're aged about 8-9. Especially not if
you then protest "but daddy says that all the time" when someone scolds you
for it.

Can you tell I speak from experience?

Ian

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