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I was wondering if saying "Bullshit" is a foul language? Any better word can instead of Bullshit if I want to express the same meaning?
"Crap" has the same connotation as "bullshit" in that it is used to describe faecal matter. It's use if much less vulgar though.
Make sure if you wish to use such language you use it with the correct meaning. "Crap" can be used in more situations than "bullshit".
A lot of my friends tend to use the phrase, "What the f*ck?!"
That phrase is very common in Australia and I don't find it offensive unless a stranger keeps repeating it to my ears.
I don't think anyone uses the word "Bulls*it" anymore...
Commonly use phrases in Australia include:
"That's crap!" or "What the heck?!" or "Dam it!" or "Bloody hell!"
I understand that a newcomer to a language can't be sensitive to words like this, but it's how I do it.
Last edited by Jimmy08; 22-Dec-2009 at 11:41.
It's more of a rude-ish word than full-on swearing to me. It's also less likely to cause offence than shit on its own.
How about "bollocks" that's so commonly used by British speakers?
i think we can use nonsense
You can omit the "shit" and just say "Bull!" or "That's bull!".