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Ok, so recently in my French class my teacher yelled "putain!" out loud but later on continued the lesson as nothing happened. I got confused for a second. I think I was the only one to actually realize that our teacher cursed in class, because our class consists of all beginners in French, so I'm not sure all of them know the French swearwords.
When I got back home, I chatted with my French friend about that and he said it surely had to be a funny situation. "You know, putain, nowadays, is getting less vulgar than it has ever been" my friend said.
But... What? Why? Last I checked, a month ago or so, I read that it was a clear swearword and one of the strongest.
So how is it? Is it a swearword? A "lesser swearword"? Or maybe not a swearword anymore?