Being from the colony across the salty pond, I have always wondered what in bloody Heck is wrong with bloody saying bloody anyhow. I just can't understand where the curse part of that word is based.
Most other curses cannot be used in normal conversation without raising an eyebrow, but I can say "I've fallen from my bike and have a bloody knee" and nobody would mind.
I know it is entomological (I was going to say entomological) but I can't figure it out.
Well, it is a few minutes later and I have pulled out the dictionary. I could just delete this reply or I could press on.
Apparently it stems from "Stained with blood" - barked your knuckles on a bolt head? Bloody bolt!, no I don't think so. Probably more like Judas stained with the blood of Jesus ie damned.
Funny what you learn when you open a book!!