What is the meaning of the phrase “Pardon My French”?

The phrase “pardon my French” is used as an apology for swearing – so when someone is using bad language, then they could say “Pardon my French” to excuse themselves.

Origin of the phrase “Pardon My French”?

The origin of the phrase “pardon my French” is from the days when England and France were at war and the French people were associated with general indecency – like French kissing, swearing, etc.

"Pardon my French, but this is bullshit!"




Hiring? Job Hunting? Post a JOB or your RESUME on our JOB BOARD >>

Subscribe to our newsletter for more free interview questions.