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Re: vulgarisms

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, November 12, 1998, 2:36
Keenan wrote:
> The Irish style of cursing, at least in the 'Gaeilge' speaking part of > it is mostly religious. 'T'anam don diabhal' You're soul to the devil. > 'Bas gan sagart duit' Death without a priest to you. etc. etc. > > In the part of Ireland where English is spoken, sexual cursing and > bodily function swearing are common. So guess there must be a cultural > difference between those who speak Irish ,and, those who speak English.
At one time in English, religious swearing was considered the worse, so that even "damn" was considered a powerful curse word. I guess it's just a matter of how religious the culture is, maybe. -- "It has occured to me more than once that holy boredom is good and sufficient reason for the invention of free will." - "Lord Leto II" (Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert) ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor