One upon a time, you would receive a tanned backside if you used the word “shit”. “Bloody” would see you getting your mouth washed out with soap. And heaven help you if you cursed with “Jesus Christ”………no dinner for you and you can forget about seeing your friends after school for the next week.

These days nobody bats an eyelid when you say those things. Even the faithful F-bomb that would have had you cast as an uncouth and vulgar beast has become a permanent part of everyday conversation for almost the entire population. (I say almost, because I have a very dear friend who I NEVER hear swear, no matter how trying the circumstances. ‘Bother poop’ is about the c