Eiron wrote:I personally think it's high time that much of the puritanical reaction to sexual swear words went the same way as our grandparent's objections to religious ones.
Actually, I'm against the modern rage against taboo - what's the fun in the thing if it's not forbidden? And what will we use for swearwords if they go the way of "Zounds"?
I like the Doctor especially, and how he's in on everyone's secrets and trying so hard to do the right thing: very friar-like, that.
The other thing I'd say about the swearing is, I wonder why Milch - at least in the first season - didn't individualize the swearing a little, use it to build characters differences, etc: surely Calamity Jane and the whores and Swearingen would not use the exact same swear-word over and over and over again? It actually has a comic effect after a while. I can see what he's trying to do though - and it's already falling alway a little bit and revealing stronger characters.
btw, I wouldn't move to Sardinia if I were you Eiron: yeah, it's pretty and all that, and those traditional harvest festivals are nice, not to mention the Latinate Italian, but they word count like nobodies business over there. The c*cks*ckers.