A project manager and I had lunch with our visiting Indonesian professor, who leaves today.
While eating, he announced that he had just learned a new phrase to take back with him. We asked what it was, and he replied, "Holy shit!"
I laughed while the project manager (who is from China) gasped and said, "Oh no, don't say that! That's very bad!"
I suggested that he use "oh my goodness!" instead. So, we practiced how to say it a few different ways.
I'm pretty sure that the professor will still take back "holy shit" because, you know, it's so much funner to say.