Wait, is Slashdot masking out the word "cunt" now??
no I was making a joke.... the self censorship was meant to show that obviously the C word is still found offensive is many parts of the english speaking world where as "fanny" is just funny way of saying a ladies front bum, doubly funny in the context of hearing/reading north americans describe the back bum.
damn that's some serious linguistics cultural imperialism
however given everyone, including the management suits seems to carry some sort of backpack/laptop/camera/carryon bag these days having a discreet bag is so different it's almost indiscreet.
Those few state schools that taught asian languages where "gifted" schools, seated in high income areas competing against Anglican Church run elite grammar schools and, unless you got in on a language or music scholarship had very limited intake outside their defined intake suburbs, so... good luck getting in if you were outside their watershed, I was only 4 klm away from the one teaching Japanese and still couldn't get entry. So if you were a state school student you were left with French, but usually due to class size limits the school only only offered it to you if you got straight As and one of the top 20 English students.
Or maybe, if you were in an area with high migrant kids, you could study Greek and Italian... but only if you were of Greek or Italian decent