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post #31 of 50
I enjoy the texture of "fuck" or some combination of it and another word the most, but "shit" is what inevitably comes out when I hurt myself.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Once while taking a surprise exam in an EE class, where most of the students were immigrants, as everyone began to flip through the questions I heard such mangled curses as "son of a dick" and "mothershit".
"Mothershit" is my new phrase-that-pays. Thanks, Kent.

I forgot to add the eternal Steve Martin line, "You son of a motherless goat."
post #33 of 50
When I hurt myself: Fuck
When I make a stupid mistake (while playing sports): Fuck
When I'm mad at someone: Fuck
All other scenarios where swearing is needed: Fuck
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Thanks. Maybe I've been laboring under a false impression since 10th grade English as to what a gerund is? I certainly understand it can be used as a noun, perjoratively or otherwise, and that it may be used figuratively when directed toward a person. But does not using it as a gerund presuppose it normally would be used as a verb? If you call me an idiot, I don't think you're using "idiot" as a gerund. If you complain about the "pendantic babbling of that idiot lawyerdad", then "babbling" would be a gerund, no?
I... think he's using it as a verb, as in "stop cunting around". But I'm not really clear on how that works. Then again, I call my ex girlfriend a cunty cunt fairly often, as in "stop being such a cunty cunt". Fuck is, of course, reliable, and I do enjoy variations on common expletives such as "oh my fuck" and "god fuck you". When I am actually angry, unhappy, or frustrated, however, I rarely swear at all.
post #35 of 50
Damn and blast!
Bugger!
Oh dear!
Bloody Hell! (not on Sundays)
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I... think he's using it as a verb, as in "stop cunting around". But I'm not really clear on how that works.

Then again, I call my ex girlfriend a cunty cunt fairly often, as in "stop being such a cunty cunt". Fuck is, of course, reliable, and I do enjoy variations on common expletives such as "oh my fuck" and "god fuck you". When I am actually angry, unhappy, or frustrated, however, I rarely swear at all.

I believe "cunting" is a British English equivalent to "fucking." I've never heard it used by Americans. I first became aware of it in a passage read to me by my Scottish college roommate (I don't recall the author). It was about playing cricket at a boy's school, and when one of the boys expresses disbelief at the coach's hinting that he's going to cheat, the coach explains that cricket is one of the most noble human pursuits ever devised and concludes by saying, "You're cunting well right I'm going to cheat."
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
I believe "cunting" is a British English equivalent to "fucking." I've never heard it used by Americans. I first became aware of it in a passage read to me by my Scottish college roommate (I don't recall the author). It was about playing cricket at a boy's school, and when one of the boys expresses disbelief at the coach's hinting that he's going to cheat, the coach explains that cricket is one of the most noble human pursuits ever devised and concludes by saying, "You're cunting well right I'm going to cheat."
Yes, something like that. It seems to be interchangeably used with 'fucking' by a certain strata of Brit., but when one wants to go that little bit further in ones venom. Or just for a nice change from using the expected or typical word in the phrases we have all come to love and cherish.

If the passage was about playing cricket in a boy's school the book probably wasn't by either of the Scottish writers Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) or James Kelman ('You Have To Be Careful In The Land Of The Free'), who typically inhabit quite an other scene yet employ the various forms under discussion quite liberally.
post #38 of 50
I'll shout Bob Saget's name as an explitive when Im really pissed off.
post #39 of 50
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If in the presence of no Italians: 'Boia!'.
It's an abbreviation of 'Dio boia!' which is quite terrible and means something like 'executioner God!'.
My other trusted favourites are 'cazzo!' and 'porca miseria!'.
The Italian ones are used more consciously than the English, which are more instinctive, obviously.
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by Britalian
Yes, something like that. It seems to be interchangeably used with 'fucking' by a certain strata of Brit., but when one wants to go that little bit further in ones venom. Or just for a nice change from using the expected or typical word in the phrases we have all come to love and cherish.

If the passage was about playing cricket in a boy's school the book probably wasn't by either of the Scottish writers Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) or James Kelman ('You Have To Be Careful In The Land Of The Free'), who typically inhabit quite an other scene yet employ the various forms under discussion quite liberally.

My roommate was Scottish (and spoke the Queen's English without the vaguest trace of brogue) but the author of the passage definitely wasn't. Sorry I can't remember the author, but in any case we've clarified the meaning of "cunting" for those who were in doubt.
post #41 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
My roommate was Scottish (and spoke the Queen's English without the vaguest trace of brogue) but the author of the passage definitely wasn't. Sorry I can't remember the author, but in any case we've clarified the meaning of "cunting" for those who were in doubt.

There's nothing quite like hearing a Scot (particularly a Glaswegian) say the word 'cunt'.
Or an upper class Brit.
"What a terrible cunt!" etc
post #42 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
I believe "cunting" is a British English equivalent to "fucking." I've never heard it used by Americans. I first became aware of it in a passage read to me by my Scottish college roommate (I don't recall the author). It was about playing cricket at a boy's school, and when one of the boys expresses disbelief at the coach's hinting that he's going to cheat, the coach explains that cricket is one of the most noble human pursuits ever devised and concludes by saying, "You're cunting well right I'm going to cheat."
Cool - I had not heard that usage. Hopefully it'll be included in the next revised editions of Strunk & White and Fowler.
post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Cool - I had not heard that usage. Hopefully it'll be included in the next revised editions of Strunk & White and Fowler.

You're cunting well right it will! Or else.
post #44 of 50
PUTA QUE PAREU!

Brasilian Portuguese for, "the bitch that gave birth to you"
post #45 of 50
Having recently learned from Tucker Max that the American military offers the most creative curses on the planet, I guess I may have something to offer.

Meatcurtains!
knobslobber
Wipe the sand out of your pussy!

Or, all together now:
"Here's a dollar. Go buy some vagisil to get the sand out of your meatcurtains, knobslobber."


Scheisse has 100% replaced "shit" in my vocabulary.


Wee hah
Tom
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