Just an observation from a meeting today . When I was in the mob ( sapper) fuck was a word used at every opportunity as were the whole pantheon of good ole Anglo Saxon words . Even in the Yogi bar one could put the world and all its wrongs right with a liberal splashing of effing and jeffing. However once a female of the species came in the word went out in sotto fashion stop fucking swearing there's cunt about. After this it was worth a clump around the head if you swore within range of said female , usually a pads wife and occasionaly he's mother and or sister . . This stayed with me into civy life until the present day . Today at a meeting an Ex Royal Anglian effed after eveyt other word when addressing a mixed audience, is the Infantry or is it me .. I stand by for correction troops .