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quote:
Originally posted by Penny S:
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Originally posted by georgiaboy:
A priest colleague (a few years back) referred in a sermon to someone as a 'schmuck.' I asked him afterwards if he was aware that was a Yiddish word (derived from the Polish) for penis. He was not particularly concerned, saying that he thought most folks would take it to mean 'jerk,' which was what he meant.

I did point out, however, that there was at least one person in the congo who was fluent in Yiddish.

I'm not convinced that jerk is entirely kosher, either.
The etymology is uncertain. Possibly railway related.

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quote:
Originally posted by Uncle Pete:
I am so stealing that one!

Shut your mouth and give your arse a chance!

for those times when I am at my absolute rope's end.

You may also enjoy one of my favourites: "Don't be a [noun of choice, with optional preceding adjective] all your life; take today off".
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Many years ago, I heard someone use "f*** me backwards with a Chinese broomstick" as an expression of exasperation.

I immediately adopted it, often shortened just to "with a Chinese broomstick".

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The (English-speaking) pastor I trained with would, in cases of extreme provocation, exclaim "pigs' ears!"

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I had a pal who went for "Blood and sand." Never could work out why. He was from Wigan.

"Tartarus" has a certain ring to it (needs a posh accent to really land well mind...)

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quote:
Originally posted by The Phantom Flan Flinger:
Many years ago, I heard someone use "f*** me backwards with a Chinese broomstick" as an expression of exasperation.

Is that a curse, or a request?

I have heard the Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation use, without irony, 'dash' and 'drat'. Strong stuff, I fear.

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quote:
Originally posted by Huia:
... Muckleflugger which she later claimed was a place in Scotland ...

Spelled correctly, it is. [Big Grin]

A former colleague used to use "cheese and biscuits!" at points of frustration (usually when dealing with a recalcitrant photocopier); "Shostakovich!" is also quite useful.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
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Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Which is why polite Jews will use shmoe or schlemiel instead. Not quite the same meaning, but close enough.

A schlemiel is a guy who trips and spills the soup. A schlematzl is the guy the soup lands on. Just in case anyone was wondering.
Years ago, I saw a poster put up on a lamppost by my city's contingent of neo-nazis. It showed a guy who was supposed to be an average middle-class citizen, somehow getting beaten up or otherwise abused by immigrants and left-wing bureaucrats.

An arrow was pointed at the hapless citizen, bearing the legend "Typical Canadian schmuck".

A friend of mine observed that political-correctness really has gotten out of hand, when even neo-nazis feel obligated to include Yiddish in their propaganda.

[ 21. December 2015, 16:11: Message edited by: Stetson ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Which is why polite Jews will use shmoe or schlemiel instead. Not quite the same meaning, but close enough.

A schlemiel is a guy who trips and spills the soup. A schlematzl is the guy the soup lands on. Just in case anyone was wondering.
A variant on that (heard in New York) is that the schlematzl is one who sees the banana skin in time, but trips on it anyway. I felt personally touched by that.

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Seeing Shostakovitch mentioned reminded me of the old R White's lemonade advert, where the polar bear drinking the lemonade shouts out "Rimsky Korsakov!" at one point, a swear word which I've occasionally found quite useful.

And when I was a kid, my dad was the sort of car driver who shouted insults at other drivers as he went along. Being considerate, when we two kids were in the back of the car, he used to restrain himself and just shout "Pudding!"

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Sorry to double post, but I've just noticed Truman White mention "Blood and Sand!" and a man from Wigan.
That originally came from a silent film about bullfighting, starring Rudolf Valentino, and was taken up as a popular swearing phrase in Lancashire.

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quote:
Originally posted by Eigon:
And when I was a kid, my dad was the sort of car driver who shouted insults at other drivers as he went along. Being considerate, when we two kids were in the back of the car, he used to restrain himself and just shout "Pudding!"

I used to say a very bad word (very, very bad) when I was driving, and a regular passenger asked me not to say it any more, so I changed it to 'BIGOT!'

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And in case it has not been mentioned so far, there is always "Hell's bells and buckets of blood."

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quote:
Originally posted by Stercus Tauri:
quote:
Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
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Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Which is why polite Jews will use shmoe or schlemiel instead. Not quite the same meaning, but close enough.

A schlemiel is a guy who trips and spills the soup. A schlematzl is the guy the soup lands on. Just in case anyone was wondering.
A variant on that (heard in New York) is that the schlematzl is one who sees the banana skin in time, but trips on it anyway. I felt personally touched by that.
Buddy Hackett did a longish routine about the Schlemiel/ Schlematzl dynamic. Like you, when I heard it I kept identifying with the Schlematzl. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Eigon:
Seeing Shostakovitch mentioned reminded me of the old R White's lemonade advert, where the polar bear drinking the lemonade shouts out "Rimsky Korsakov!" at one point,

Didn't the polar bear advertise Cresta?

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quote:
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Seeing Shostakovitch mentioned reminded me of the old R White's lemonade advert, where the polar bear drinking the lemonade shouts out "Rimsky Korsakov!" ...

When D. was a student in the 1970s, he and some of his more eccentric* friends used to go to prominent bits of Bristol and shout "Rimsky Korsakov" at the tops of their voices.

* for "eccentric" read "drunken" ... [Devil]

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You may be right about Cresta, Phantom Flan Flinger. I've just got it mixed up in my head with the Secret Lemonade Drinker song.

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This will categorically out me to anyone who knows me in Real Life, but I have a friend who never* actually swears. She does, however, have an excellent line in non-sweary swearing, from the simple and effective "Laaa!" (said as a loud and sudden ejaculation) through to more convoluted phrases.

My all-time favourite occurred many moons ago. We were both on the diaconate at the time, and prone to get fed up with the endless, tedious, pointless, circular discussions that happened just so everyone could say their piece and Feel Important. After one epically long piece of vocal masturbation from a colleague my chum lifted her head from the table in quite a stately fashion, threw it back, and all the way through was going "Oh Fffffffffff...fffff..."

Oh no! I thought, she's finally going to crack and say FFS, which is what I was thinking.

"Oh fffff ... ffffff .fffff ..fFFFFFLIPPITY-FLOP!! Are we REALLY still talking about this?"

And silence fell.


(*Now commuted to 'rarely' and only mildly)

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Shouldn't that asterisk have led to "hardly ever"?

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It sort of does, but for some reason my addled brain put the footnote in brackets, too.

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I had a friend once who worked in a very uptight office. My friend, who had quite the potty mouth indeed, taught herself to mutter "Tomato!" when provoked. Tomato was the last (and only spoken) word in a very long a filthy list of curse words.

I use Son of a Buck or Son of a Biscuit Eater quite regularly...

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My great grandfather (I have been told) was fond of "Oh Helgeland, Dogger and Fortis!"

(UK Shippies may recognise some current and former areas from the shipping forecast)

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I had a friend back in the late 70's who use to use Ho Chi Minh's name as a curse word. I picked it up and still use it, though it clearly shows my age. My other favorite is shit, because it just fits so many situations.

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semi-random tangent: When my husband was reunited with his sister from Vietnam after twenty years of separation, they hugged, kissed, and then sat down to have a fart war and sing "Ho Chi Minh's Underwear" together.

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My post Christmas entertainment has been watching 'All Gas and Gaiters', the 1960s sitcom set in a Cathedral close. the Bishop's Chaplain, played by Derek Nimmo, uses the expression 'Oh Moses!' when deeply moved.

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When dealing with a young child, "Oh Poo" can take on great significance and import.

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quote:
Originally posted by Macrina:
My great grandfather (I have been told) was fond of "Oh Helgeland, Dogger and Fortis!"

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Heligoland, Dogger and Forties, surely? [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Eigon:
And when I was a kid, my dad was the sort of car driver who shouted insults at other drivers as he went along. Being considerate, when we two kids were in the back of the car, he used to restrain himself and just shout "Pudding!"

My uncle used to say, "rump-fed runyon". I later learned that it's from Shakespeare.

Moo

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within my circle of cousins, we always used to refer in hushed tones of "The day that Grandma swore" - epecially when referring to anything else which was a rare occurence

it wasn't until a few years back - all as grown adults -when someone referred to it again, and in discussion we realised that we each remembered a separate occasion, so Grandma was perhaps not as reserved as we thought !

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