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Insult or contempt?

March 26, 2012
By Phil Ball
Before you read this piece, please be warned, as they say on English TV before a programme starts, that "this article contains strong language". So look away now if you prefer.

While shopping on Saturday morning, I nipped out of the local supermarket to be greeted by the phrase 'Phil! Hijo de puta!' (son of a bitch). Odd though it may seem, even before I managed to get a visual, I knew exactly who the perpetrator was, and what he was implying. And although this may not happen on the ...

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