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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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As a curse word, of course. Like say, 'that was bloody awful!' or 'bloody hell!'

I'm hearing this from Americans on message boards.etc more, are more Americans starting to use it?

Always assumed anyone who said it in an American accent in that context was either Canadian or perhaps from New England. Are Americans being influenced by the UK and perhaps Australia? Of course here in Australia we say it a lot, but it still sounds weird if an American says it lol.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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As a curse word, of course. Like say, 'that was bloody awful!' or 'bloody hell!'

I'm hearing this from Americans on message boards.etc more, are more Americans starting to use it?

Always assumed anyone who said it in an American accent in that context was either Canadian or perhaps from New England. Are Americans being influenced by the UK and perhaps Australia? Of course here in Australia we say it a lot, but it still sounds weird if an American says it lol.
You don't here it much at all in the US in daily conversation. But language is a fluid thing. As more Americans get more exposure to world English, they are likely to pick up some vocabulary.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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I say bloody hell all the time. I love it. LOL
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I say it because I'm a weirdo with various Anglophile tendencies (I also say "football" instead of "soccer", used to play rugby, and have seen every episode of Peep Show on netflix).
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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It's not part of standard American vernacular, but as the Internet facilitates exposure to British and International culture, it's seeped in a little bit here and there. All the kids on tumblr watching Doctor Who and all that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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God I hope not.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Bloody hell, they're onto us.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Sparingly. People sometimes use it to be funny...or if it is somehow relevant to the topic (something British). It's not really a curse word here, and I've never heard someone use it spontaneously as one.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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only really heard it when someone was impersonating "British way of talking"...as in "that chap's talking bloody rubbish" in a terribly overdone British accent
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I remember my grandmother (native of Tidewater Virginia) occasionally using it. She came home one time from her (Episcopal) church and declared that the new Rector was a 'bloody Papist' LOL.
It didn't surprise me that she used it or that people in that region would. That area's residents always seemed to be more in touch with their British heritage.
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