In 1783, a political cartoonist could illustrate farting, but was forbidden to say the word. The cartoon above is in reference to The Great Siege of Gibraltar (1779-1783), an attempt by the French and the Spanish to capture Gibraltar from the British who were distracted by the American War for Independence.
“I fart in your general direction!” – Monty Python & the Holy Grail 1975
[Image found here. Related post here. Other potty humor posts here.]