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maj:Do English and American people use the same swear words? The fact that we are posting this is purely informative, it doesn't mean that swear words will be allowed in this forum. However, this is a question that most students want to know.
There are also many differences. But I'll leave the describing of those up to someone who has actually been to both countries.
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The way Blackadder insults without needing to swear is great. More effective (and intelligent)Isn't that right Baldrick...
Blackadder : An unwise action, Baldrick, since Mad McAdder is a homicidal maniac.
Baldrick : My mother told me to stand up to homicidal maniacs.
Blackadder : Yes. If this is the same mother who confidently claimed that you were a tall handsome stallion of a man, I should treat her opinions with extreme caution.
Baldrick : I love my mum.
Blackadder : And I love chops and sauce but I don't seek their advice.
King: Chiswick, remind me to send flowers to the King of France in sympathy for the death of his son.
Chiswick: The one you had murdered, My Lord...
King: Yes, that's the fellow.
Infanta: Tu nariz mas pequen~a que yo esperara.
Don: Your nose is smaller than I expected.
Edmund: I have suffered no similar disappointment.
Now you'll get me started...(but in another thread).
How many people from the States have heard of Blackadder?
As I understand, there are not many. The humour is not the same.
People are waiting to help.
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