Swedish swearwords (or profanities or cursing if you prefer) tend to seem quite mild compared to the English. They tend to reference hell and the devil whereas the really bad English swearwords tend to reference sex. When hearing very… Read More ›
I love the word feck. It is a very common minced oath in Ireland and is considered less sweary than the other F word.
I have many favourite English words – serendipity, discombobulated, mellifluous, for example – but my favourite word is niddy-noddy!
Another potential for embarrassment between US and UK English In the US pants are worn outside your underwear: In many parts in the UK pants ARE your underwear: So, it may be inadvisable to say ‘ooh nice pants’ in the… Read More ›