Prowler wrote:Don't Muslims consider it a huge insult to call someone a dog?
At least some do. Apparently, dogs are seen as unclean scavengers in Islam.
Well, the word/expression "hell/what the hell" clearly stems from religion, but it'd odd how it's only a curse word depending on the context.
Oh, you mean it's not a curse word in a religious context, but it is otherwise? Well, I guess the way I see it at least is that it's a pretty important word in a religious context (although even there, you get people using other terms like "purgatory" instead), but outside that context, it's hard to see a reason why you'd bring up the place where bad people are supposed to go after they die in casual conversation.
(And I'm sure some people think bringing it up is offensive).
And it's odd how "female dog" or, in my language, "goat" have become insults to ill temped girls/women. I wonder what's the origin.
Well, considering how insulting it can be to call someone a dog, I don't think it's surprising that "female dog" is also insulting and applied to girls or women because they're female, too. And goats are known for causing a lot of property damage, so maybe that's why they're not looked upon too favorably, either.