London, Dec 21 (ANI): Britons, it seems, can't get enough of the "F-word", for Christmas cards containing expletives are being sold in high street shops across the country.
Although, shoppers and campaigners have expressed their revulsion at the cards, the cards make 'liberal' use of the f-word.
For instance, one shows a traditional image of Jesus beneath which is printed a crude joke involving genitalia, reports the Telegraph.
Ann Widdecombe MP said: "These cards are profane. Christmas is a Christian festival and should not be associated with swearing and vulgarity. Furthermore it's rotten for parents whose children can see them on open display.
"Christmas is a time when everything should be innocent. This just shows the decadence we have slipped into and I would urge people not to buy them."
The Christmas cards are sold in Scribbler, a prominent chain of stationers which specialises in "edgy" cards by young British graphic designers, as well as the fashion store Urban Outfitters and Selfridges on London's Oxford Street.
One of the cards on sale shows three men holding placards bearing the slogans "Merry Christmas ------", "Merry ------- Christmas" and "Merry Christmas ------". Another shows a pensioner standing next to a Christmas tree with the message: "Have a ------- miserable Christmas."
One range of cards, from a design company which boasts the name Offensive plus Delightful, uses trendy designs married to crude slogans such as "Happy ----ing New Year" and "Resolutions . . . ---- 'em!" (ANI)