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Favourite/instinctive curse words?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Britalian, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    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
     
  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    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.
     
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    PUTA QUE PAREU!

    Brasilian Portuguese for, "the bitch that gave birth to you"
     
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    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
     
  6. chrysalid

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    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."

    I'm fairly sure that would be from Stephen Fry's first book The Liar http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liar-Stephen...e=UTF8&s=books , he is one of the most visual proponents of the creative use of a broad vocabulary in this country, and that certainly extends to swear words.

    I don't think cunting is interchangeable with fucking though; fuck/fucking is a verb that can be used as a noun as in (puts on New York accent) "you dumb fuck", but cunt is the opposite and as far as I know it is never used to imply sexual intercourse. The closest word, in England at least, that cunt resembles is twat as they are both rooted in slang words for vagina, though both are now bog-standard swear words that are, in my eyes at least, gender free and can be used in reference to both males a females. Long ago the word twat began to be used as a verb though, not to mean fuck, but to roughly mean hit or strike, as in: "some cunt put me off my shot at the snooker club last night so I twatted the prick round the fucking head with butt of my cue", or often when describing a sporting moment: "you see Shearers fucking goal last night? I swear to god the cunt twatted it from at least thirty yards, the poor fucker in goal never stood a chance". Occasionaly cunt is used in this way, for instance it would make perfect sense to say "some twat put me off my shot at the snooker club last night so I cunted him round the fucking head with butt of my cue".

    Anyway, if I am alone and I have inadvertantly hurt myself as a result of my own stupidity I may utter "wank", "fucking wank", "you fucking cunt" (self referential) "shit" and often "bugger". If I witness some amazing or amazingly stupid event then a slow and measured "Jesus Christ" or "Jesus Fucking Christ" has been known to come forth, and though i like the wonderful Oedipal connotations of Sauce's "Jesus motherfucking Christ" (she wasn't a virgin for long!) i have tried it and found it a bit of a mouthful (the phrase I mean you dirty little bastards). People i don't like are usually "total fucking arseholes" or "complete and utter wankers". I think thats about it, but if I find myself uttering anything else I'll keep you informed.
     
  7. Augusto86

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    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


    That's amazing. On a million different levels. I will say that to everyone I meet today.

    No I won't [​IMG] But I'd like to. Knobslobber.
     
  8. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I'm fairly sure that would be from Stephen Fry's first book The Liar http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liar-Stephen...e=UTF8&s=books , he is one of the most visual proponents of the creative use of a broad vocabulary in this country, and that certainly extends to swear words.

    I don't think cunting is interchangeable with fucking though; fuck/fucking is a verb that can be used as a noun as in (puts on New York accent) "you dumb fuck", but cunt is the opposite and as far as I know it is never used to imply sexual intercourse. The closest word, in England at least, that cunt resembles is twat as they are both rooted in slang words for vagina, though both are now bog-standard swear words that are, in my eyes at least, gender free and can be used in reference to both males a females. Long ago the word twat began to be used as a verb though, not to mean fuck, but to roughly mean hit or strike, as in: "some cunt put me off my shot at the snooker club last night so I twatted the prick round the fucking head with butt of my cue", or often when describing a sporting moment: "you see Shearers fucking goal last night? I swear to god the cunt twatted it from at least thirty yards, the poor fucker in goal never stood a chance". Occasionaly cunt is used in this way, for instance it would make perfect sense to say "some twat put me off my shot at the snooker club last night so I cunted him round the fucking head with butt of my cue".

    Anyway, if I am alone and I have inadvertantly hurt myself as a result of my own stupidity I may utter "wank", "fucking wank", "you fucking cunt" (self referential) "shit" and often "bugger". If I witness some amazing or amazingly stupid event then a slow and measured "Jesus Christ" or "Jesus Fucking Christ" has been known to come forth, and though i like the wonderful Oedipal connotations of Sauce's "Jesus motherfucking Christ" (she wasn't a virgin for long!) i have tried it and found it a bit of a mouthful (the phrase I mean you dirty little bastards). People i don't like are usually "total fucking arseholes" or "complete and utter wankers". I think thats about it, but if I find myself uttering anything else I'll keep you informed.

    Great fucking post!
    Yes, I love Fry's creative use of English. And his delivery.

    Yes, I'd agree that 'cunting' isn't used as a synonym for 'fucking'. (But after this thread who knows?)
    A bloke calling another bloke 'a stupid cunt' is fairly standard, but a woman using it against another woman I haven't had the pleasure of hearing.
    So, if we can say, 'I twatted the fucker with my cue', can we not say, logically, if not euphoniously , 'I cunted the fucker with my cue'? . Let's start here, today.
    It's good night from me and it's fuck off from him.
     
  9. chrysalid

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    Great fucking post!
    Yes, I love Fry's creative use of English. And his delivery.

    Yes, I'd agree that 'cunting' isn't used as a synonym for 'fucking'. (But after this thread who knows?)
    A bloke calling another bloke 'a stupid cunt' is fairly standard, but a woman using it against another woman I haven't had the pleasure of hearing.
    So, if we can say, 'I twatted the fucker with my cue', can we not say, logically, if not euphoniously , 'I cunted the fucker with my cue'? . Let's start here, today.
    It's good night from me and it's fuck off from him.


    Exactly as I said, "I cunted the fucker..." makes perfect sense, though it is rarer than "I twatted the fucker...". Cunt is rarely heard on television or in film, but the highest profile program that I have seen that utilised it was 'Sex and The City', wherein the (female) leads often called each other cunts, and the fucking Queen of England was said to have been an ardent viewer of such colonial plebeian filth, she should stick to watching The Two Ronnies.
     
  10. Britalian

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    I maintain that 'cunting' as an adjective sounds particularly venomous and extreme: 'he's a cunting idiot!'.
     

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