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Foul Language
« on: January 05, 2012, 10:05:29 AM »
Getting Medieval: Swearing

  • The descriptions of bodily functions or the stuff that comes from it.
  • Most consider such language to be uncultured.
  • Commoners use graphic descriptions of language.
  • Merchants with similar language would only serve the common folk.
  • Merchants who swear like nobility are able to serve everyone.
  • Nobility swear with imagination: "A pox on you!" or "May ravens peck out your eyes."
  • 'Bastard' exists, but nobles will use this word correctly for a child born out of wedlock.

Other words instead of bastard
cad, cur, fiend, heel, knave, lout, louse, maggot, rascal, rat, rogue, rotter, scoundrel

Fouling Adjectives
awful,  base, beastly,  cheap,  contemptible,  degrading,  detestable,    dirty,  disgraceful,  disreputable,  down, ignominious,  insignificant,  loathsome,  low,  mean,   reprehensible,  shameful,  sleazy,  sordid,  vile,  worthless,  wretched,  yucky