7/17/2017

How Germans can't stop using English's filthiest words


When it comes to swearing in their own language, Germans seem much more reluctant than us foul-mouthed Anglophones. But if they start cursing in English, it's a whole different matter.

If Germans were to say “Fi*k dich!”, that would be considered extremely rude - and it's very rarely heard. But you might have noticed that, if they're even slightly irritated, they'll start effing and blinding in English like nobody's business.

For some reason, Germans don't see English swear words as being nearly as offensive as their own. Even German companies, advertising firms, and newspapers are happy to use them in ways that would be completely inappropriate in Britain or the US....more