It's funny when I travel to different countries and see graffiti with words I assume are offensive or such in the native culture, but have no impact on me what-so-ever (other than catchy ones stick in my head [like the aforementioned 'b' word]).
And ya know what? I'm sure that others in other countries look at our set of expletive words and find some cute or non-offensive, because of their cultural/dictionary differences. To me, the 'b' word brings up thoughts of insects, especially the cute ones (like ladybugs
It's interesting, b/c I wouldn't want to see someone posting a similar message as this asking if the 'F' word was an expletive (b/c I would find that offensive). I apologize if anyone finds this message offensive. I kept the mention of the word itself to 1 time (if that makes a difference
Another interesting tidbit of this thread is that I would wager that American expletives are more widespread than other cultural expletives, due to the massive American cultural industry known as Hollywood...