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SharonA 'naughty'; 'bawdy' - what else? (71* d) RE: 'naughty'; 'bawdy' - what else? 26 Sep 09


MtheGM: In what Azizi refers to as "Anglo-American English" (not a term in common usage in the US), the word "rude" has the meaning she describes as well as the meaning that you describe... except that we would not refer to a bawdy song as a "rude song". We would say that it is rude to sing a bawdy song in the supermarket or at a church social, for example.

Sharon (living at the other end of Pennsylvania from Azizi's)


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