In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Bloody
This Daily Dose of English is for Gerardo in Argentina. We were talking about the word sod this morning. Sod is a mild expletive. Expletives are swear words. Gerardo suggested that I make a Daily Dose of English about those expletives that aren’t too offensive. I thought, for crying out loud, what a great idea! Because people swear all the time, don’t you? Swearing is a way of releasing tension in a non-aggressive, non-violent way. Interestingly, 3% of conversations at work and 13% of day-to-day conversations involve swearing to some degree. Then I thought, I’m going to bloody well make this video. Interestingly, bloody is the most frequently used expletive by women and the second most frequently used by men.
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