Can a language be rude?

Guest   Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:12 pm GMT
I always thought that Germans were rude because their language was more straightforward. But then I came to the UK and realized it has nothing to do with language. They speak the same English as Americans but are the rudest people in the world and never say polite things.
Guest   Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:29 pm GMT
How do you define ''straightforward"? Why should one be rude because he or she is straightforward?
Guest   Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:48 pm GMT
It is true that you can easily find quite rude people in UK but I prefer British English over American English, it sounds more mellifluous to me, especially when spoken by cultivated people like the Queen Elizabeth. I'm a big supporter of the Queen.
OïL   Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:43 am GMT
There are rude people, but no language is inherently rude.

The Italians use on a daily basis curses with a strongly offensive sexual content, that would sound unbearably abusive when translated in any other language. But when Italians say them it just sounds funny and charming.