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Alternatives to swearing

We don't use real curse words much anymore. Alexander has to be in a real rage to slip to using those anymore, except at home. Instead, we use alternative words we've chosen at random, and others we made up.

* Instead of saying shit, we say [shy-say] (a German word, means the same thing], or sometimes [kindershysay], meaning baby shit. I don't know how to spell it.

* Instead of "idiot" or "moron" or similar terms, we generally say, "viihiil dwahtaim!" [vee-heel dwah-tame]. It is a TPNN word, means "stupid human!" Can also be used against humanity in general, as dawhtaim is an implied (but not spoken) plural.

* Another way of saying "dumbass" is "dumas" [doom-aas]. As in Alexander Dumas. But this one is kind of transparent, so we only think it.

* Farphegnuten [far-feg-newton] is a replacement for certain other F words and is an all purpose word molly_elizabeth came up with. This is my current favorite!

* Dinkumwadel [dink-um-waddle], another Molly word, means "A person with little or no sense."

* Dwerklenunk is another all-purpose Molly word, but as she just coined it yesterday we haven't used it much yet. We've been using Dinkumwadel for 6 months now, and Farphegnuten for a couple weeks.

* baRRaht means "unclean meat," and is a Dvencoilii [ven-coy-lee] word. Dvencoilii is the language of Negarahn and other Duenicallo [doo-en-ih-ky-yoh].

* Bahrain is an all-purpose swear word. Funny thing: Bahrain is a country in the middle east. I think we got started using this word months ago from being lazy and not wanting to say baRRaht.

* EDIT: I can't believe I forgot Sahn-Ahmahkt! It's TPNN, but we're not sure yet what it means. Except that "sahn" means "great" or "big".

You have any others?

P.S. = I started Netflix today! I am amazed at the selection! I can even rent series!!! (Adds all the Star Treks except for the original series, Stargate: SG1, Fullmetal Alchemist, and the new Dr. Who to the queue.)


( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 16th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
I just don't see a reason not to use them. They're words. They're mostly meaningless, like almost all words. I once mocked the middle finger, shouting, "OH MY GOD! A FINGER!" and sticking up my pinky when someone gave me the middle finger because, really, these things are meaningless conveniences.
Nov. 17th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
yeah, fingers aren't scary :)
Nov. 17th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know, but at places like work they frown upon the use of real swear words.

When I was in middle school, putting up a pinky finger was supposedly the way Japanese men flipped people off. Which I now know was an more of an insult to the Japanese.
Nov. 25th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
In my house it means when my mum is too afraid to say "gay".
Nov. 27th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Nov. 16th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
The German word is schiess. Which, btw babelfish translates as "shoot". :-)\
Nov. 17th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, schiess. All I knew about its spelling was that the real German spelling has in it a character that looks like a B, which is not in the English alphabet.
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Es-set or some such. Usually represented on computers by the same character as a capital greek Beta.
Β Β is how you do it in LJ or other HTML stuff. And the capital B is important.

Nov. 17th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's what that is!
Nov. 17th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
i don't curse... i have words for things... my own words :)
but not for cursing... i don't like to...
oh and your words are too hard, too long... i can't even read them :(
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
You'd love the sound of them if you heard them in person, though!

Wait, the [pronunciations in brackets] didn't help?



Nov. 17th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
no, its always hard for me to understand those clues :P
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
You just read it as the pronunciations spell it. Like farphegnuten is said like saying these words in order: far feg newt un.

dink um waddle

If I had some way to voice post them, I would.
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
yes i know how it works... but i dont even know how to pronounce those words... you could use lj gizmo talking thingy some time... to post it
Nov. 17th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
This library's computers don't have microphones.
Nov. 25th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
I wish they had Netflix in Canada.
Nov. 27th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
They DON'T???

Oh my gawd.
Nov. 27th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I know. It's sick.
Nov. 30th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
You should write to them and tell them that it would be profitable for them to expand their business into Canada.

Can't they ship to Canada? Won't they?
Nov. 30th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Not idea myself. But http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix says:

Netflix had preliminary plans to expand to Canada and the UK in 2005, but the expansion appears to have been postponed or cancelled as Netflix concentrates on the U.S. market.

That said, I just found a Canadian alt to Netflix.
Dec. 1st, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh awesome! What's the Candadian Netflix-type company called?
Dec. 1st, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
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