Monday, June 30, 2008

The British Add a Little Something Extra to Their Swearing, Don't They?

My DVD pick o' the moment goes to In Bruges, with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes. It features a level of artfully excessive cursing that hasn't been seen since HBO's Deadwood got the axe. Here's a sample:

Ken: Harry, let's face it. And I'm not being funny. I mean no disrespect, but you're a cunt. You're a cunt now, and you've always been a cunt. And the only thing that's going to change is that you're going to be an even bigger cunt. Maybe have some more cunt kids.

Harry: [furious] Leave my kids fucking out of it! What have they done? You fucking retract that bit about my cunt fucking kids!

Ken: I retract that bit about your cunt fucking kids.

Harry: Insult my fucking kids? That's going overboard, mate!

Ken: I retracted it, didn't I? [pauses] Still leaves you being a cunt.

Harry: Yeah, I fucking got that.


Blogger dan said...

The word 'bloody' just doesn't cut it anymore. It's like saying 'groovy' or 'far out, man'
in the 21st century. 'Cunt' sounds
so much more two thousands.

7:22 PM  

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