Did u know that "sex is the richest contributor to slang", that there are allegedly "fifteen hundred words for copulation" and a "thousand each" for the private parts, that "obscenity enhances your vivacity and cements fellowship" with your listeners, that Arabic and Turkish curses are the most "elaborate" and "surreal", and that this is a bona fide Bosnian curse: "May your mother fart at a school meeting!"? Ah, the vagaries and humor of language! See article in May 14th NYer "The English Wars"
Thanks for bringing “The English Wars” to my attention. I read the article today and enjoyed it!