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Author Topic: Oaths and Cheers! Real and not so real world "bad" language  (Read 2281 times)
chironex
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« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2015, 02:32:12 am »

Anyone ever seen the Western The Gundown?

"Lucky bastard! You got 5 @r$#holes!" - Australian soldier at Beersheba, WW1, upon seeing a comrade being carried away after a German sniper shot through both his buttocks and out the other side.
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« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2015, 04:36:54 pm »

You know, I have often thought that profanity is not really needed when rendering a proper, fight inducing insult.

"sham handed fish tickler"
"Turd greasing trouser monkey"
"baby slapping flange grabber"
"accountant/estate agent with a keen interest in no-win-no-fee ambulance chasing pseudo-justice."

The possibilities are endless.....
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« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2015, 11:57:06 pm »

I like those a lot.   A series of commercials I like does something like that.

The girl says "Shut the front door!  You lint licker!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxmkiy9txBE

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« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2015, 11:34:17 pm »

Here are a few from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/08/old-timey-swear-words_n_7471940.html?cps=gravity_2444_6862252903310320359

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« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2015, 03:51:08 pm »

I like those a lot.   A series of commercials I like does something like that.

The girl says "Shut the front door!  You lint licker!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxmkiy9txBE



Lint licker. I like that. I also like furrow pounding nut grinder.
The insinuations that can be made with mere language far outstrip  the venom of swearing.Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2015, 02:57:23 pm »

Not sure if there's been a reference to this old book 'Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable'. The 'revised and updated' edition from the 1890's is now public domain. Can be found at the link below.

http://www.bartleby.com/81/

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« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2015, 03:00:50 pm »

There i a rather excellent and scholarly manual (Oxford University Press) covering this subject from the Romans up to the modern age called "Holt Sh*t" available on Amazon.

I have it - it's an interesting read.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Holy-Sh-Brief-History-Swearing/dp/0199742677/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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