Monday, July 19, 2010

The Physics Of Foul Language

But it can't be the true periodic table of cursing, because if you tried the same thing in North America (Stoat is an Englishman--not that there's anything wrong with that) it would look quite different. For example, the U.K. table relies heavily on the "c" word for the female genetalia, while lacking almost entirely in that rich set of terms for oral sex that would run through any new world counter-part ("c***k-sucker", for example). In any case: worth a look. There's a few there that are worth adding to the repertoire.

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