Strange Charmed Life Reaction and bad language

Kyla Tornheim kyla at
Mon Apr 9 13:30:27 EDT 2001

On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 Philip.Belben at wrote:
> Finally, one more word that has different rudeness values in the UK and 
> the US. I had seen the term "fanny" used in American books for years
> before I discovered it meant something quite different - and far less
> rude - in the US than in the UK.  Quite a revelation for me!
Heh. Hence why we are told, when traveling in the UK, to refer to the
tourist's stereotypical carrying device as a "belt pack" instead of the
American term...

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
       --T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Man"

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