|We just won't tell them about Equus.|
What no one seems to know is why bloody was bad. Little mentions several of the prevailing theories - that it referred to the blood of Christ, that it meant by Our Lady, or that it refers to menstruation, although none of these seems particularly compelling.
Today, it seems to me that the term is slightly offensive in England (maybe on par with crap?) But here in the US it seems to have joined the ranks of heck and darn.
There are actually a couple words in England that aren't considered that bad over here, either because we lack class, or because we've forgotten what the words mean. I always find it weird when old, proper people use the term bugger, because it totally refers to butt sex. The TV Buffy the Vampire Slayer exploited American ignorance to rude English words - Spike would probably not get away with his catchphrase of oh bullocks if the censors were aware it meant oh balls. Spike even give the English equivalent of the middle finger in the show's opening credits.
|Two fingers and a derp face.|