Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by jacktrash, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Enzel

    Enzel androgynous jrpg protag

    My phone once autocorrected "Jesus Christ" to "Jesus Christmas", which was so absurd that I decided to keep it for my very own use.
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  2. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    My parents were not fans of us young'uns swearing in the house. My response to this was to swear out of the house until I was an adult. My brother's response is considerably funnier: he took to creating inventive euphemisms, some of which have entered our familial lexicon. Some of my favourites: "pizza chickens!" [fucking hell], "oh for pork's beans", and "ah fudgecakes". As you can see, most of these involve food...except the ones that are just gibberish, like "rargle frargle" and "sham-bam-llama-llama-ding-dong" (which may actually be a reference/quote?).

    He has since joined Tumblr, along with one of my sisters, and our current favourite Tumblr swears are "you absolute fucking walnut" and "asstown".
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  3. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    You’d struggle to pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel
    Found on tumblr, invented by someone named Paul on facebook.
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    naw, "so dumb he couldn't pour piss outta a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel" is a classic southernism, it's probably a hundred years old at least.

    i think a lot of these are older than people think. i keep running across things i thought were modern when i'm researching old slang and speech patterns for writing. old-west stuff is a particularly rich well of creative shit, because there was a sort of trend of writers and journalists collecting it, so a surprising lot of it got preserved. it feels kinda similar to tumblr, what with people going out of their way to coin weird and clever and silly phrases rather than going for maximum insult.
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  5. qwerta

    qwerta New Member

    In hungarian, there is one that translates to " may you shit out hedgehogs". You may add the technical term used fir babies that stay in the womb head-up and are harder to give birth to.
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  6. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake


    That's a great one in any case, I like it.

    My mom speaks Irish Gaelic, and a lot of Irish curses are really great. "May the cat eat you and the Devil eat the cat" is one of her faves--I might ask her for a list of 'em, since so many of them are super creative.
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  7. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

  8. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    She says she'll be sending me a link to a page fulla them ASAP. :)
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  9. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    For selfrightous people: Fuck you and the high horse you rode in on.
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  10. Starcrossedsky

    Starcrossedsky Burn and Refine

    Insult of the day: "You clingy lamp."
  11. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Notably that used to be a really, really bad word, the kind of thing parents would beat a kid for saying. Now it's incredibly mild.
  12. Snitchanon

    Snitchanon What's a mod to a nonbeliever.

    "Golter-yeded gawpsheet" is an Old English curse of unknown meaning.

    "Shades of Satan" is one of my personal favourite exclamations.
  13. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    I've stolen "Gods & Little Fishes" from Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear's Boojum
    It's fun.
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  14. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    "Ye gods and little fishes" dates from at least 1900-ish if not earlier, according to what I just looked up. Nobody really knows where it came from for sure, though there are theories.
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  15. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    that. is really cool. it was cool in Boojum because there's a weird ...
    fuck, i definitely can't explain it. It's weird.
    (It's short, too, so I'll just toss it here)
  16. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Oo, nice story! And yes, highly appropriate there thematically.
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  17. Another Shy One

    Another Shy One More books than clothes

    hmm... I've always been fond of using the term Fudge Buckets when I can't actually curse (usually because of my mom's daycare kids)
  18. siveambrai

    siveambrai Negative Karma Engine nerd.professor.gamer

    Dammit Snitch, why are you so good at cursing?! It is unfair.
  19. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    'Gawpsheet' sounds pretty close to 'gobshite' ... which is a bit more obvious in derivation.
  20. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    'gobshite' is a good one. classic.

    ok i know we've all been waiting for karkat, so: 'fuckpod'.
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