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Name a word that’s acceptable in one language* but taboo in another.

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*Can also refer to dialects and other variants of a given tongue, e.g. US vs UK English

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In response to “****.

Isn't ** a ** pretty much anywhere?

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

Fukmi Fukyoo

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TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

Also Don't go to India if your name is Terry MacAchute

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TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

Fag - sticks or cigarettes in British English, derogatory word for gays in American English.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “Fag - sticks or cigarettes in British...

Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

In British English, twigs gathered for the purpose of burning are called ****. So the homosexuals proudly claimed that word as their own.

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that_guy that_guy

In response to “Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are...

To defy the word that once seeked to end them all.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

Years ago a Britt co-worker with asked to borrow a rubber. I gave him a strange look and he so, you know.. an eraser.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

Fan n y in US English usually refers to one's rear end.
Fan n y in UK English refers to female genitalia.

Do NOT tell your English friends you like to pat your wife on the Fan n y.

(There is an American comedienne name Fan n y Flagge)

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Rembio Rembio

I once had a little book explaining French that you didn't learn in high school. One section was a restaurant menu translated to English. Some things I remember are
~ dribbling snot omelet (undercooked eggs)
~ nun's farts (cinnamon rolls)
~ bleeding meat (They like meat rare, so this is an option.)

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that_guy that_guy

Around here we have Indian, no bad words at all, and a dialect of Spanish for every town. It gets to where you can't speak the name of your favorite beer outside the bar, and you better be careful until you find out what they call eggs in public.

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that_guy that_guy

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