Have you ever thought about what language you actually speak when you swear? Chances are that it’s actually in English. Various English swearwords have made their way into the Dutch vocabulary. How did this happen, and are these words actually being used in the same manner as English people do?

1) The Dutch version of ‘fuck’ can have various different vowels, for example ‘fack’ and ‘fock’. Do these have different meanings or a different level of rudeness, or something else?
2) Which English swearword is the most popular in your class/school, and in which situations do people use it?
3) Why do Dutch people use English swearwords?