On Mon, 13 May 2013 17:15:46 +0000, Peter Montgomery
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>Subject: The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come
from - Salon.com
Off topic (unless you bring up Bolo et al.)
In the article: 'The definitive expletive of the 18th century was bloody,
which is still in frequent use in Britain today, and is so common Down Under
that it is known as "the great Australian adjective."'
I overheard part of a conversation the other day where I heard a woman say
she was Australian. She must have been mistaken for a Brit because a few
seconds later I heard something containing the words "bloody pommie."
Definitely Australian I thought.