Queen Elizabeth thinks this completely normal word is 'vulgar'
There is one word that will never slip out of the Queen's mouth.
Your first guess would probably be that she turns up her nose at swear words, but that might not be true. She doesn't swear publicly, but actor Brian Blessed claims Her Majesty said the F-word when talking about one of his appearances on Have I Got News For You. Granted, she was talking about the Anglo-Saxon origins of the word that he uses so much. Still, the idea of the 91-year-old monarch swearing is still amusing.
But there's another word Queen Elizabeth cannot stand - and it's nothing you'd ever guess. According to Us Weekly, a palace source says the Queen finds the word "pregnant" to be a "vulgar" word.
No, Queen Elizabeth doesn't just refuse to acknowledge expectant women. After all, Meghan Markle is currently carrying the queen's eighth great-grandchild. Apparently, the Queen prefers to say pregnant women are "in the family way" as a more polite term. The phrase started as a slang term in the 17th century, according to Merriam-Webster. It's dying out now, but apparently Her Majesty still likes the sound of it. How quaint!
- This article first appeared on Reader's Digest