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1. Posted by fia (Budding Member 54 posts) 10y

So, what do you say when you get really pissed off?
I tend to use my swedish favourite: HELVETES JÄVLAR

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

I use one my daughter coined in our house... "WHAT THE CRAP?!?!?"
Funny and oh so many uses! ;)

3. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

i love this thread, its dirty but hilarious, i have so many!

few of my English Favourites

-Piss off twat- stress the A as if saying AT not OT as us Americans say it

-bloddy hell-classic

-its all bollox

4. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 10y

The English classics are the best! My boyfriend comes out with the odd 'Blimey!' It's just so old-school!

5. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

I picked a lot of Irish phrases in the 5 years I've been living here:

Bollix features very high on the list... 'Fookin' Bollix'... Or in a milder manner 'Feck'... Yeah, I use feck a lot...
But it depends on the level of irritation. I use the proper 'f****' only if I am really angry, and if it gets worse I swear in Swiss German. That's a definite Alarm sign and usually people move away from me cautiously... (it's usually accompanied by the 'Evil Eye')

Here are some of my favourites

'Huere Siech' (the obvious, won't translate it!)
'Staecke Toeri' (Lit. 'Stick Gate')
'Donderinni' (very rural Alpine Bernese German, Simmental and around - got to do with thunder, I think)

But my favourite curse is a bavarian one:

'Himmelherrgotkrutzituerkendreiundreissigjahrlangbarfussglaufnergreizgruzifixverreckta!' - Ask any German for translation and watch their face while they are reading it!!! (Make sure it's not somebody deeply religious, I got a couple of frowns when I used it...)

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Yikes! Hungarian must be colourful.

Quebec swearing is also highly religious. The literal English translation won't do it justice in the least:

"Estie de tabarnacle!" (literally: "Host of a tabernacle!")

"Mon estie de cent dessin!" (literally: My host of a thousand drawings!")

"Mange donc la marde, mon tabarnacle d'estie de chris de sacrament de batard!" (I can't even make myself write the English equivalet...)

7. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Hungarian??? I think you mean, Bavarian? Yeah, they have a very colourful language, and incomprehensible at times for non Bavarians.

Oh, I forgot one of my favourite curses (I think it's originally yiddish):

'May all your teeth fall out bar one so that you still can have tooth ache!'

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Pardus

Hungarian??? I think you mean, Bavarian?

Yes - Bavarian! All those -arians get me confused...

9. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Quoting Pardus

But my favourite curse is a bavarian one:

'Himmelherrgotkrutzituerkendreiundreissigjahrlangbarfussglaufnergreizgruzifixverreckta!' - Ask any German for translation and watch their face while they are reading it!!! (Make sure it's not somebody deeply religious, I got a couple of frowns when I used it...)

wow, Pardus, I didn't know people were still using that...(guess frowning wasn't exactly what I did when I read it, it was more like a smile ;)). I personally catch myself occasionally saying "verdammte scheisse" (literally: damn shit...)
Sometimes it's just great to get it out!

10. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Quoting steff

Quoting Pardus

But my favourite curse is a bavarian one:

'Himmelherrgotkrutzituerkendreiundreissigjahrlangbarfussglaufnergreizgruzifixverreckta!' - Ask any German for translation and watch their face while they are reading it!!! (Make sure it's not somebody deeply religious, I got a couple of frowns when I used it...)

wow, Pardus, I didn't know people were still using that...(guess frowning wasn't exactly what I did when I read it, it was more like a smile ;)). I personally catch myself occasionally saying "verdammte scheisse" (literally: damn shit...)
Sometimes it's just great to get it out!

It's great, having a good cussing session, helps you get through the day. In the last Design class the lecturer suggested putting up a swear jar for me, but that would ruin me. Although I made it through our 'No Swearing Day' in Zambia without having to pay anything (okay, I decided to be silent all day which helped a lot.) They even put things like 'Flipping' and 'fupping' on the Swear list.
That reminds me of the Fr. Ted episode where they are on a camping ground with a no-swearing sign on it. And Fr. Ted gets in an argument with a really rude couple you keep calling him 'Fupping Baxtard' and 'Pedrophile'. Hilarious stuff...
Another favourite of mine is 'fooking muppe', it's number one in my Dub Knacker Vocabulary.
You can ask Raven, she occassionaly ask me who I've been talking to... (Especially after using phrases like 'Axe me bollix' or 'Axe me left wun')