Reply to post: Re: Unimpressive French swearing.

French hacker besmuts road sign right under Les Plods' noses

werdsmith Silver badge

Re: Unimpressive French swearing.

I didn't know that simple nouns for anatomical parts had any impact in French, I thought that they are just simply words and it is only the immature English speaking world that are afraid of them (or feign sensibilities about them).

It never made sense to me that two words with identical definitions could be so different in their perceived shock value. Though I think it is about 5% of the population that can't cope with it, the rest of us barely notice until one of the 5% starts squealing about it.

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