Rather than indulge in even more thread creep in the Samhien thread I thought that i would ask why is it that our American cousins are so reluctant to call a spade a spade? "Rather than being crass and asking 'what in the hell are you saying?' it sounds more polite to ask 'What the Sam Hill are you saying?'! "
For instance: I am always amused when Yanks (obviously looking for the toilet)ask to be directed to "the rest room" or the "wash room".
What do you want ? a shit, a sleep or a shower" NOI. Regards, Ted.