How to Swear Around the World

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How to Swear Around the World

How to Swear Around the World

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Ideal for the contemporary traveller who may need to compare a companion to a suggestively shaped fruit, curse an enemy with a painful death or imply that someone’s mother enjoys intimate relations with wild animals. Oh well, it's not even correct to begin with and this phrase doesn't exist (not even in its correct shape). Entertaining, informative (did you know you could nibble or sniff peppercorns to reduce the paranoia? Cultures in which the mother figures most strongly in the go-to bad language include Latin ones (less so French); also Slavic, Balkan, Arabic Chinese and neighbouring ones. Well you don’t want to be that person who always goes abroad and can’t communicate with the locals, do you?

Mention a man’s mother in Finland, for instance, and he’ll more likely assume that you have a personal quarrel with her than that you’re trying to offend him. Sex, though desired, is – in the angry, aggressive part of the mind – a dominating act, something performed upon a weaker recipient.They actually loved the gift and laughed over it while leRning its true you can teach oldies new things. Each card features the country of origin, swear word, English translation, language, and offensiveness rating on a scale from 1-5. The mistakes in my native language made me doubt of the other translations of languages I'm not familiar with.

The reason I can say this is because I am writing in English, not Finnish, Dutch, or Québécois French. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive cookies on GiftRepublic. This might be okay if it were a bunch of friends sitting around comparing expressions and swear words in languages they might have learned while traveling, but zero support on pronunciation of terms and no consistency with each language offering their version of the swear word.As useful as it is hilarious, Sacher's How to Swear Around the World teaches readers all kinds of vulgar phrases in dozens of different languages.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Social control structures differ somewhat from country to country, but they are, after all, developed by the same human animal on the same planet. Animals can be dirty too, and are used in many insults, but animals are not normally near the morality-based social control structures, so they’re not usually what we think of as swear words – except when they come from veiled references, as with Mandarin guītóu (turtle’s head, standing in for penis). Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to x-rated encounters with animals.

Last Name * Please enter a Last Name Please enter a valid Last Name, the maximum length is 50 characters. It does have some interesting insights but I think it’s probably more of a reference than entertainment, personally. For more infomation please review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and then Accept and Close this bar. Some of the most useful expressions include wishing an enemy a painful death, insulting a person's grandmother and accusing someone's mother of having intimate relations with bears in the forest.But in Sweden, while you might say skit when you’re annoyed, you can even say it in front of your grandmother.

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