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“where the bloody hell are you?”

End of the So where the bloody hell are you? t...

End of the So where the bloody hell are you? television commercial, Lara Bingle on Fingal Spit with Fingal Head in the background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A few years back the Australian government launched an international tourism campaign with the slogan, Where the bloody hell are you? Not all countries got the joke, but some Australians use swear words (obscenities) quite frequently in everyday conversation with friends.  This will shock some people and , in fact, not all Australians do it or like it, but many people are not bothered by using swear words. Swearing in the white-collar workplace is not really acceptable. Calling a friend a bastard (usually a male) can even be a sign of friendliness!

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