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Anonymous


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Posted Mon Feb 18th, 2008 10:06pm Post subject: Swear words
I've a terrible habit of mixing curse words with the names of religious figures. I am a horrible, horrible Catholic.

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Anonymous


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 7:36am Post subject: Swear words
I'm more impressed with British swearing than American swearing, especially if it's Northern. There's something powerfully heartfelt about "shite" and "arse", compared to "shit/shee-yit" and "ass" which just sound like "look at how cool I am swearing".
I have a strange mental condition which means that whenever there is a famous death my first reaction is to think of a joke. Not that I don't care or feel sorry for their loved ones, it's just what I do. Like when that Bee Gee died, I had to say "It's a tragedy". So I'm not immune to what others would sconsider bad taste.

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masquerade


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 4:13pm Post subject: Swear words
I've always said "arse" rather than "ass" but my friends think it sounds really posh!

Mum's boyfriend has a habit of doing things like that, JS; he always has a joke on hand when someone famous dies (he had about 10 for Steve Irwin)........... although his crowning moment was his song when Nana Moon died in Eastenders, begininng "Jingle bells, Nana smells as she rots away" which my sister wasn't very happy about! X-D

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Anonymous


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 7:34pm Post subject: Swear words
All around my arse!

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Anonymous


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 8:42pm Post subject: Swear words
Evidence to prove my point about British and American swearing.

1) The American: Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet. Laughing gas notwithstanding, this is not scary. It's an actor trying (and in many fans' opinions succeeding) to be cool..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5_5sQyHnbY4
2) The English: Ray Winstone in Nil By Mouth. Terrifyingly realistic, especially if you have ever lived in South London.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3F9bNgBg_9k

English wins hands down for its power to absolutely terrify.

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 9:14pm Post subject: Swear words
Evidence to prove my point about British and American swearing.

1) The American: Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet. Laughing gas notwithstanding, this is not scary. It's an actor trying (and in many fans' opinions succeeding) to be cool..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5_5sQyHnbY4
2) The English: Ray Winstone in Nil By Mouth. Terrifyingly realistic, especially if you have ever lived in South London.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3F9bNgBg_9k

English wins hands down for its power to absolutely terrify.

Well, I'm not one to disagree with a man wearing a bowler hat, but I don't think we do too badly. X-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwZtvKjN7s

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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Crazy_in_a_box


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Posted Tue Feb 19th, 2008 9:34pm Post subject: Swear words
Evidence to prove my point about British and American swearing.

1) The American: Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet. Laughing gas notwithstanding, this is not scary. It's an actor trying (and in many fans' opinions succeeding) to be cool..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5_5sQyHnbY4
2) The English: Ray Winstone in Nil By Mouth. Terrifyingly realistic, especially if you have ever lived in South London.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3F9bNgBg_9k

English wins hands down for its power to absolutely terrify.

Its MO! X-D X-D X-D

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Anonymous


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Posted Wed Feb 20th, 2008 6:58am Post subject: Swear words
You don't listen to Samuel L Jackson in fear! You just say "Damn he's a coll motherfucker!"
Ray WInstone is absolutely terrifying and speaking as a former native of South London I can tell you it's just like that. He's not even playing a "cool" character like a gangster in that film, just a regular guy.
I wonder if he plays Beowulf like that?

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Wed Feb 20th, 2008 1:56pm Post subject: Swear words
Arse posh? Eh? Ass always sounds a bit nampy pamby to me.

You don't listen to Samuel L Jackson in fear! You just say "Damn he's a coll motherfucker!"
Ray WInstone is absolutely terrifying and speaking as a former native of South London I can tell you it's just like that. He's not even playing a "cool" character like a gangster in that film, just a regular guy.
I wonder if he plays Beowulf like that?

Sadly he doesn't talk like that in Beowulf. I mean he doesn't have his usual accent. You should see it, it was an awesome film.

Assuming direct control...

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Wed Feb 20th, 2008 4:32pm Post subject: Swear words
You don't listen to Samuel L Jackson in fear! You just say "Damn he's a coll motherfucker!"

X-D X-D X-D
Ray Winstone is in the new "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Krystal Skull" movie. I think he's a good guy in that.

And, the winner is.........FUCK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJsM1Tl7_jE

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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Panja


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Posted Wed Feb 20th, 2008 9:11pm Post subject: Swear words
And, the winner is.........FUCK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJsM1Tl7_jE
haha I like that video. Sloblock is also a good word, though I have no idea who that was who said it in the video.

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Anonymous


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Posted Thu Feb 21st, 2008 8:41am Post subject: Swear words
And, the winner is.........FUCK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJsM1Tl7_jE
haha I like that video. Sloblock is also a good word, though I have no idea who that was who said it in the video.

And you see in that video there are a few Americans and they all sound like "hey this is cool!", especially the cute girl who says "shitface" as if it was a cosmetic or something. But the English sound vehement and aggressive. Even the ones who aren't frightening or angry sound like they're exposing their inner darkness.
Perhaps this is why drill sergeants in American war movies like Full Metal Jacket just make me giggle. They make me think "What do you think you sound like, you silly person." On the other hand, the British drill sergeant could probably drive me to suicidal self-loathing.

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Dogfight


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Posted Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 3:40am Post subject: Swear words
Will read this thread in more detail later, but just to explain my vote - I live in the country where Auschwitz ...
It is a sour reminder of the foulest and most corrupt black depths of human behaviour.

So you've never been to Liverpool? X-D


...Bollocks, bugger, shite, arse, wanker etc. all sound so much better than anything we say here. One of my favourites is pants. I don't know why, it just entertains me.

Well done, Panja! You picked up on the good old-fashioned, rock-solid expletives. "Bollocks!" is my particular favourite - it has an initial energy and a satisfyingly forceful follow-through, which I find lacking in other terms.

I remember, years ago, being a little shocked by an episode or two of "Married With Children" (Al Bundy is an old hero of mine), where Peggy announced she was going home to visit "Wanker County"!!! Do Americans know what this means? Or perhaps Americans are simply very liberal and open-minded about their mastubatory inclinations?

And I once met an American girl travelling around Europe who constantly referred to her "fanny pack". Being, at the time, somewhat innocent of the trans-atlantic difference in the meaning of "fanny", I admit I became fascinated to know what this "pack" contained. I mean, none of the British/European girls I had ever met had had one (or at least they didn't talk about it).

Arf Arf Arf !!!

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joan


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Posted Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 5:04am Post subject: Swear words
[quote="But the English sound vehement and aggressive. Even the ones who aren't frightening or angry sound like they're exposing their inner darkness.
Perhaps this is why drill sergeants in American war movies like Full Metal Jacket just make me giggle. They make me think "What do you think you sound like, you silly person." On the other hand, the British drill sergeant could probably drive me to suicidal self-loathing.[/quote]

My husband is a Yorkshireman, ex submarine service and other stuff. When he gets mad, the rhetoric is - well - indescribable! Anyway, our two sons joined the army reserve: one is a natural born soldier and had no trouble; the other is a sort of absent-minded professor type. He was getting yelled at by a drill sergent, then suddenly thought of his Dad. Then, all that could go through his head was "is this the best you can do - this would make my Dad laugh" and of course he got through and both lads got their commissions together.

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canis rufus


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Posted Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 5:39am Post subject: Swear words
I have to say by far and away my favorite is Fuck. But I do tend to agree with John Steed, I think you Brits swear much more...elegantly (?) than us Yanks do. However, as much as I love British swearwords (bugger, arse, and bollocks being at the top), if I used them here, my friends would look at me cross-eyed and say "You've been watching British TV again, haven't you?"

Hmmm...not that THAT would stop me

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