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    Re: offensive words

    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I hope it's ok of me to ask such question concerning the usage of offensive words that I have come across. The matter that makes me wonder is just HOW offensive they're found and what's the difference in meaning. The Longman dictionary, although I do love him dearly, gives the very same explanation for each and every one of them "used to describe a man who is considered stupid, or not nice. offensive. do not use this word blah blah blah"
    Then I turn on the telly, and it seems it's not THAT offensive after all.

    jacka*s
    d*ck
    pu*z
    a*shole
    j*rk
    son of a b*tch

    these are the main ones that make me wonder, but I bet there's thousand (at least!) I missed.

    I apologize in advance if someone finds this subject offensive, but I really do believe this aspect is just as important in learning a forgein language as any other. And yet, it's not taught at schools or universities.
    After reading what everyone has said about the above list, I can only add that the last one isn't necessarily used in context to a person.

    For example: When I am hammering and hit my thumb by mistake, either the son of b*tch will come pouring out of my mouth, or sometimes I mix it up with sh*t. Then there is the ever popular F word. It depends on how much I hurt myself. :P

    PS: If there is alot of blood, it's not uncommon to repeat all three very loudly, over and over again. However, usually the F word starts the cycle.

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    Dude, how many times have you hammered your thumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZelyeUrsuli
    Dude, how many times have you hammered your thumb?
    Actually I'm not a dude. I'm female Hammering is not one of my skills, so when I do have to hammer something invariably my thumb gets hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesleyp
    Quote Originally Posted by ZelyeUrsuli
    Dude, how many times have you hammered your thumb?
    Actually I'm not a dude. I'm female Hammering is not one of my skills, so when I do have to hammer something invariably my thumb gets hit.
    S'ok. Thanks to SOUTH PARK the word dude no longer has a gender to me.

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