Swearing in different tongues

Discussion in 'The Gash Barge' started by slim, May 22, 2007.

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  1. Has anyone else noticed that no matter what language a person is speaking, when it comes to swearing they immediately revert to English. I have worked with German, French, Italian, Thai and even Chinese and in times off stress when they need to curse I can always understand the words. Is this the reason that English has been chosen as the language of commerce?
  2. AT LAST!!!
    Something to be proud of :D
  3. ok,,,,,,,,,, so why when we swear do we say
    """scuse my french""
  4. Thats because the French are filthy, and swearing is using filthy language :D
  5. :lol: :lol: :lol: Give that man a cigar
  6. Ma tana ka aha (Maori)...
  7. thankyou so very much .... that makes sence...... :twisted: :twisted:
  8. ... cause swearing is 'orrible and so are the French!!

  9. Ahh, many a truth told in jest Josie :)
    It stems from the hundred years war, when the French were perceived as filthy beings, using filthy language. Swearing was "against the Church" (ie totally wrong for "respectful" people ) thus the saying came about....
  10. well i like that.... thats history fr you..........any day in which we learn somthing is a day used well...........
  11. Every days a school day in the RN
  12. Actually it was utter bollox but I thought it looked authentic :D :D :D
  13. di yiu lei loh moh

    Delay No More

    Buy the T-shirt. :lol:
  14. Nosser til dig! --- Balls to you! (Danish) (Nosser is pronounced, er, as nozzer) :oops:

    Hence my nickname at work... [read opposites here] :oops:
  15. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  16. Funny enough sign language is also universal

  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  18. Yep!

    Te mutunga ke mai o te rori o te tangata

    What a fucking idiot!!! (in maori)

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