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Old 04-25-2006, 06:50 AM   #76
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One complaint, not enough comments re: Aussie.

My favourites (all naturally spelt appaulingly):

Moi Fun Far Far Fun Moi.
Lekker in any context.
Moffie (or Koffie Moffie)
Fusset!
Vol Kak,
Bafana Bafana
Yebo Goho
Bliksem.
and many more.

Throw another insult out there massie.
can i add poephol to that?! its one of my favs

and i think its yebo gogo... from the vodaphone ads many years back
and by fusset do you mean Voetsek? also a great one

sorry to correct
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:08 AM   #78
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Aye, pero yo tengo una clase de español, pues yo puedo entender(más o menos) que usted está hablando sobre. No sé mucho excepto por volcabulario y gramatica, pero es bastante que necesito saber para ahora.



d'oh... people here actually can understand my language

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One of my inside jokes with my friends is:
Yo tengo pantalones locos. Y un perro morado vive en los pantalones locos.

We're crazy


I want a purple dog
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Du...
Du hast...
Du hast mich...
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:28 AM   #80
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"Unos, Dos, Tres, Catorce!"

HEYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
badum-tsst!
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Fook mi wright Mao. = I love you in Chinese
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:04 AM   #82
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poag mahone (probably spelled wrong)
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #83
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Hmm...

Ta gueule connard!
Tabernac!


Das ist nicht so gut.
Arbeit macht frei.
Gott im Himmel.

Ohhhh, and Yiddish: Schtupp. As in 'I was busy last night.' / 'Oh yeah? Doing what?' / 'Schtupping' / 'Haha!' / 'Yeah, call me Baron Von Schtupp.'
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:00 AM   #84
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Arbeit macht frei.
uh-oh

you know where this comes from..
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:29 PM   #85
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I do know where it comes from.

Yet I can't help bringing it up when people bitch about how much work they have to do, mostly because they're burdened by work of their own free will and not because they're being horribly oppressed (as in the case of the phrase of the death camps which echo an older materialistic philosophy).

The materialistic tradition is hard to separate from some pretty terrible things sometimes, though. Hegel's theories about labour, recognition, and conciousness (to grossly oversimplify, because the man loved to write at length) suggested that manual labour (craftsmanship, things done by hand, not the operation of machines which separates man from labour) was the purest and most freeing activity of man because it forces others to recognize him and provide him esteem for his labours and in the objects of his labour sets him aside from appropriation into a dull, alienated mass. It's not hard to see where someone could manipulate this into 'slavery = freedom'.

People tend to shut up when they're forced to perspective and actually realize that they're being melodramatic wankers complaining about a life that is pretty damn good to them. This, I feel, is especially true at university, where even in the face of burdensome debts, people are still persuing an education for the sake of the education itself. Who has that kind of luxury? Not very many people. And they want to bitch at me about how they're slaves to their schedules? Noone's making them do anything in their lives, they have nearly limitless choice, and they complain about how tough their poor little life is. Obviously, I tend to avoid using the phrase flippantly because of its Third Reich implications, but when I hear incredibly privileged people complain I sometimes can't help myself. That people in our society can fancy themselves as slaves to anything boggles my mind completely.

I love the phrase for how uncomfortable it makes people, and for the utility it can hold in terms of making those uncomfortable people self-concious (and, hopefully, through this self-conciousness, change them).

I definitely don't love the phrase for the attrocities that have been committed within its figurative walls, however.
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va te faire foutre. encule!
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:52 AM   #87
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a teammate of mine in college was from belgrade and he used to say (i'm sure i'm butchering the spelling here) "puchame koolatz" all the time, which he said meant "suck my balls"

so i say that from time to time.

anyone from the former yugoslavia and can give me the exact spelling?
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:36 PM   #88
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I wish I remembered my Polish. I can only spell it out phonetically, but my favorite Polish phrase sounds like "hollera yassna noh!" (rolled r). As far as I can tell it roughly translates to "Godammit!" - judging by when and how my mom uses it.
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:21 AM   #89
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Having just returned from 3 amazing months in Kenya I learned a bit of Kiswahili - not as much as I wanted , but...

Favourite phrase - in Kisawhili - is, no doubt:

Sawa sawa!

It means "Ok, ok" - it became such a fav that I even used it when talking Danish to a friend of mine from Denmark who was also living in Kenya!
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Favourite phrase - in Kisawhili - is, no doubt:

Sawa sawa!

It means "Ok, ok" - it became such a fav that I even used it when talking Danish to a friend of mine from Denmark who was also living in Kenya!
Kiswahili is fun to learn b/c it's so easy to read and pronounce. I also like "sasa" cus it's fun to say.
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