General consensus? It's context? The underlying attitude of the heart that uttered it? The King James Bible has the words piss and bastard in it. A lot of sayings also come from the Bible such as "robbing Peter to pay Paul" or "Woe is me", "fight the good fight", "see eye to eye" & "its better to give than to receive" What if a saying that meant someone was looking for trouble came from 1 Samuel 25:22 KJ and was stated "like pissing on a wall" I don't see how you could hold that against someone. There's no sin in using that saying. If someone found it offensive, I'd be inclined to think that objection to it was simply a learned behavior and isn't really based on anything. It would be kinda like asking a person "Why do you find that offensive?" "because it's a bad word!" Why is it a bad word? It dirty language and it offends me! Why does it offend you? because its a bad word! I think its safe to say that some people get offended at things and they don't even know why. What constitutes "filthy" language or communication as stated in Colossians 3:8? "But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth."