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09 May 2015 @ 06:13 am
A pox upon you!  
The Dutch swear with diseases. Actually, they aren't the only culture to do it. Polish uses syphy as a general bad word. You know, like the Syphy Channel.

Thanx to Slate Star Codex
A Maid In Bedlam: queen of cupsrafaela on May 9th, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
Hungarians do this as well. One common relatively mild swear is francia - may it be consumed by the French disease (syphilis).
El Coyote Gordo: recliningsupergee on May 9th, 2015 10:28 pm (UTC)
A bit of my heritage I had not known. Thank you.