And what does the word "pig" imply ? 6 of 1 and 1/2 dozen of another. It's the same difference. Got a news flash for you.......feminists use the word "pig" in an insulting manner. It is not meant to be pleasant/kind/nice. Pig is also used to humiliate a person. You didn't have to use the word pig, you could have left it off, even though he deserved it. Just as some people really are pompous butts. Now did "butts" soften the blow?Quote
The term "ass" that you used is an attempt to humiliate a person by associating them with with an unsavory part of the anatomy that exudes various effluents and waste products.
Now maybe in the UK "ass" is still a dirty word. But in the US it has lost it's zing and is frequently used, even on the tele. Americans have not mastered the art of insulting using flamboyant words. Don't think we even want too.
So why aren't you warned? Maybe your connection to Bauval ? tsk tsk, now that wouldn't be fair and objective.
Note to all posters......... use the word 'butt' instead of 'ass'. If you mean to call someone 'ass****', use the words 'butt fissure'. Instead of 'pig', use 'oinker'. And of course b**** would be 'mutt'.
Heaven forbid we call a spade a spade. To be socially correct, we must call a spade - a black upside down heart. Bloody hell. (is that cursing in the UK?)