Saturday, May 8, 2010

quicko: language

I've mentioned this before, but have since come up with authentic language to substantiate my claims: Australians use excessively coarse language in normal, everyday situations. Furthermore, the realm of words considered unsuitable for Australian Christians is much broader than American Christians. Prime examples include the frequent (and completely benign) use of "hell," "damn," "bastard," "ass," and "pissed." Obviously Americans use these words, too, but the level of eyebrow raising is significantly lessened down under.

For explicit examples of Christians using less-than-stellar vocabulary, knock yourselves out at Garry's blog. You might have to dig a bit, but it'll be worth it.

3 comments:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

I’ll give you less-than-stellar vocabulary. At least I can spell arse correctly. And in defence of my slightly more conservative friends, I’ll have you know that many Australian Christians raise their eye brows just as high as you lot do at my complete disregard for all things proper and decorous. And I tell them the same thing I’ll tell you:

Actually, it’s probably better if I don’t print that.

Tim Heyer said...

Hey Kim, you rock. From Tim (CBTB)

Laetitia :-) said...

Garry - hear, hear - I've never understood what USA citizens have against donkeys to turn an alternative name for them into a swear word.

And a slang word for being drunk? How is that a swear word?