Posted by sigismund on February 1, 2011, at 0:15:36
In reply to Re: ooo..ooo....I remember one! » 10derheart, posted by jane d on February 1, 2011, at 0:07:39
The reason for the pompom thing must be the particular racial situation in the US, just like civility is the substitute for gun control. Visitors from the US have been appalled by Australian naivety on the public speech angle of race relations. I was never impressed by these reservations...it seemed there was no end of shame to go around.
It's not true though that Americans do not know how to swear. That (and the language generally) was the attraction of Deadwood.