In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blasphemy, vulgarity)irreverencia feminineblasfemia feminine
- We cut back to the splitscreen view so we can also see the studio anchorman, who's obviously similarly at a loss by the outburst of profanity.
- But the key words in understanding swearing, as opposed to coarse language or mere profanity, are taboo and shock.
- His highly polished boots and the ivory-handled revolvers strapped to his hips were all part of this posturing, as was the profanity of his language.
- Zora raises her hand: ‘Never use profanity or inappropriate language.’
- Now let me be quite clear that I'm not the kind of person given to the use of profanity or offensive language.
- Whenever I use profanity in my posts, the language in the comments inevitably becomes coarser.
- Similarly, don't use profanity, obscenity, slander or libel.
- Janis Joplin is fined $200 for violating local profanity and obscenity laws for her performance after a concert in Tampa, Florida.
- Mercedes was taken back by the sudden change of emotion on Jake's face and his abrupt outburst of profanity.
- The atmosphere of the billiard room, it was suggested in South Shields, was also conducive to profanity and bad language.
2(swear word)blasfemia feminine
- I won't even delve into the profanities this elicited in explosive bursts as I read his latest missive taking me to task for this or that.
- And then, all of a sudden Garrett is taking a solo so unbelievably impassioned, he has me screaming profanities.
- We hastily examined the despatched message to check that an obscenity or profanity had not somehow slipped in, or that a word could have been misinterpreted.
- His mumbled curses and profanities were becoming more and more apparent.
- When a song makes you want to get up and dance, hug someone, grope someone and shout profanities all at once, is it special or are you?
- May I be so bold as to encourage the use of profanities… for real… not just symbols.
- Interestingly enough, I avoided emitting a stream of profanities as I made a completely futile attempt to steer.
- Looking over my shoulder, it was alarming to see 20 people in black charging through gravestones, mouthing profanities.
- That means the music is turned down to a tolerable level and the arguments peppered with colourful church-related profanities begins.
- I didn't notice him until he ejected a stream of swear words and profanities when we were told to leave the train and wait on platform three.
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