Saturday, 7 April 2018

King James Quoting King David

King James quotes King David
If, by morning, I leave any that pisses against the wall”
I was taught as a child that piss was a vulgar word,
not to be used by persons of good breeding
or polite nature. So you can imagine my surprise
to discover these words in my young teenage years.
A king using such language? If it is permissible for a king
to talk like this, why not a pleb?
Still, I have never felt free to use this word.

I suppose parental admonition is stronger than royal decree.

March 2018

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