This shows perfectly the way in which people were expected to behave in thoise days. Assuming that the F and C refer to four leter words I can assure you that those words and similar were used by the upper class between themselves (but never in front of the staff). They could have "interesting" parties behind closed doors.keibat wrote: ↑Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:44 pmShe told me later that she tried to say something suitably imprecise, about its depiction of sexuality, and the kinds of language used. "What do you mean?" – "Well, the words that Lawrence uses" – "What words?" – and here, if I have understood correctly, Forum protocol even in 2018 dictates that I may not cite the vocabulary in question – but my mum said something like, "Oh, you know, F---- and C---." Shocked silence in the staffroom – No, her colleagues had NOT understood that Those Words were being used!
As an opposite to this, death was handlewd in a totally different way - it was a normal experience and not hidden as it is today. (I remember seeing my first corpse at the age of six)