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Re: Josselin Mouette and Planet Debian

On Fri, Dec 19 2008, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Agustin Martin <agmartin@debian.org> writes:
>> For the record, a similar expression also exists in Spanish, either with
>> a broomstick or with an umbrella. Both ends are used in the
>> expression. No sexual connotation implied at all.
>> World is not that different,
> For the record, the same is true in American English (the colloquial
> phrase being "a stick up your ass" and regularly used without any sexual
> connotation whatsoever).  I don't know if Russell's objections are unique
> to Australia or unique to Russell.
> The phrase isn't considered *polite* by any stretch of the imagination,
> and can be taken as quite insulting, but it isn't a sexual insult.

        Does the fact that the insult was not sexual somehow make it
 acceptable behaviour?

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