How offensive would it be to use "bloody" in every day conversations in the States?

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pontifex

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Originally posted by: Aikouka
Been watching more and more Top Gear lately and one thing I noticed... they'll bleep out words such as "shit" and "fuck", but they don't bleep out "bloody" (when used as an explicative).

how often do they get cars with blood on them?
 

sandorski

No Lifer
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Gosh darn. You guys are out of your liquid minds! I mean, what the Heck is going on here?
 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: Atheus
All joking aside, where does all this hate come from? Not too many years ago the Brits and the Yanks were best of friends.

Not many years before that, they were our biggest enemy...don't you watch South Park???
 

marincounty

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You're a clueless bastard, aren't ya?
How offensive would it be if I used ah heck this and ah heck that in everyday conversation?
 

imported_Imp

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Bloody is the absolute worst word to be said without a European accent.

Everytime I hear a North American person say it, I cringe cause it sounds so stupid. You're not English... Now, "piss off" works incredibly well.
 

Homerboy

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I use "bloody hell" once in a while. I think its totally normal. No idea where I picked it up.
I would never use it as an adjective otherwise though
 

Atheus

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Originally posted by: marincounty
You're a clueless bastard, aren't ya?
How offensive would it be if I used ah heck this and ah heck that in everyday conversation?

ah heck means 'to screw in the ass' whereas bloody comes from the blasphemy 'by our lady' used centuries ago. It's very mild wheras ah heck is as offensive as 'fuck'. Childrens films in England use the word bloody.
 

Aikouka

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Originally posted by: pontifex
how often do they get cars with blood on them?

There was a scene in the whole "build a better police car" segment where they were at a "bloody bloody wreckage."
 

thecrecarc

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Originally posted by: Atheus
Originally posted by: marincounty
You're a clueless bastard, aren't ya?
How offensive would it be if I used ah heck this and ah heck that in everyday conversation?

ah heck means 'to screw in the ass' whereas bloody comes from the blasphemy 'by our lady' used centuries ago. It's very mild wheras ah heck is as offensive as 'fuck'. Childrens films in England use the word bloody.

ah heck.
 

judasmachine

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I use it at work all the bloody time. It gives me a caramba word without anyone caring.
 

SacrosanctFiend

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Originally posted by: Atheus
Originally posted by: marincounty
You're a clueless bastard, aren't ya?
How offensive would it be if I used ah heck this and ah heck that in everyday conversation?

ah heck means 'to screw in the ass' whereas bloody comes from the blasphemy 'by our lady' used centuries ago. It's very mild wheras ah heck is as offensive as 'fuck'. Childrens films in England use the word bloody.

Pretty sure that's incorrect, or at least hotly debated.