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Grace Elliot
March 23rd, 2011, 03:46 PM
A Fashion for Bad Language
I don’t know about you, but I find women swearing somehow much more offensive than men. Perhaps it’s because women are the gentler sex and discouraged from testosterone driven competitiveness, but surprisingly, in the 18th Century it seems bad language was tolerated from women.
As one observer in the 1700’s wrote;
“Good round oaths are often heard from the lips of gentlewomen, who are quite familiar with the slang of the sportsmen and the stable.”
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