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Swearing in different tongues

slim

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Has anyone else noticed that no matter what language a person is speaking, when it comes to swearing they immediately revert to English. I have worked with German, French, Italian, Thai and even Chinese and in times off stress when they need to curse I can always understand the words. Is this the reason that English has been chosen as the language of commerce?
 
josiecats said:
Lamri said:
Thats because the French are filthy, and swearing is using filthy language :D
thankyou so very much .... that makes sence...... :twisted: :twisted:

Ahh, many a truth told in jest Josie :)
It stems from the hundred years war, when the French were perceived as filthy beings, using filthy language. Swearing was "against the Church" (ie totally wrong for "respectful" people ) thus the saying came about....
 

josiecats

War Hero
Lamri said:
josiecats said:
Lamri said:
Thats because the French are filthy, and swearing is using filthy language :D
thankyou so very much .... that makes sence...... :twisted: :twisted:

Ahh, many a truth told in jest Josie :)
It stems from the hundred years war, when the French were perceived as filthy beings, using filthy language. Swearing was "against the Church" (ie totally wrong for "respectful" people ) thus the saying came about....
well i like that.... thats history fr you..........any day in which we learn somthing is a day used well...........
 
Funny enough sign language is also universal

 
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