The daily newspaper, Kristeligt Dagblad, hopes the Danes will come to be more like the Americans in their speech habits.
“When someone from the U.S. watches a talent show on Danish television on Friday evening he’s surprised at how often jury members or participants say the word ‘fuck.’ In the U.S. this word is considered…offensive, but in Denmark it’s part of standard language both on television and off. People in the U.S. are far more self-disciplined than we are regarding bad language. There, swear words are only used in private, with great caution and only in extreme cases. Normally, one assumes that trends from the U.S. take 10 or 15 years to show up here.
“But that’s wishful thinking when it comes to swear words.”