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    Cyburbian Plus Whose Yur Planner's avatar
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    How many different languages can you swear?

    A coworker and I are teaching some of the others in the building German swear words. Gonna be an interesting Friday
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    A coworker and I are teaching some of the others in the building German swear words. Gonna be an interesting Friday
    As kids we were allowed to swear in French and German without repercussion, but got in trouble if we swore in English. Maybe it was because we were showing culture??

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    As kids we were allowed to swear in French and German without repercussion, but got in trouble if we swore in English. Maybe it was because we were showing culture??
    When I was in 8th or 9th grade, my French teacher gave me a book of French colloquialisms, including several swear words. I was thrilled.

    My grandmother taught me how to swear in Yiddish! I wish I could remember the entire phrase; I only recall pieces of it.

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    For a while I had a roommate who was an Israeli tank commander (and was hiding out in the US after going AWOL) who taught me some Hebrew, which included how to say s.o.b. (Ben zona!)

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    English, French, German, and Spanish. So that's four.
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    Spanish (unlimited swearing, really. I'm bi-lingual).

    Mrs. Ursus swears at me in Swedish and Pig-Latin. I prefer swearing in Ubu-Dubu (remember the old "Zoom"?)
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    English, Spanish, German, French, Yiddish, Greek in descending order of profane fluency.

    I used to tell people that I was considered to be effluent in many languages but most of them didn't understand English that well or thought that I didn't.
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    English, German, Polish, Spanish and Gaelic... used to know a few is Russian too

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    Since I seem to have accidently started this thread.

    I learned a couple of new ones today-ones for @$$hole and donkeysh!t

    Outside of English and German, I know some in Yiddish and Spanish.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    My grandmother taught me how to swear in Yiddish! I wish I could remember the entire phrase; I only recall pieces of it.
    Oh, goody, I found it. It's the last one listed.

    How to Swear in Yiddish

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Oh, goody, I found it. It's the last one listed.

    How to Swear in Yiddish
    Wow! I guess I know how to swear in Yiddish too!

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    English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi.
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    English, German, some French, some Spanish, and courtesy of my dad, a smidge of Latin.
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    Some Spanish & some German...enough to get by swearing in the house in front of the kid and not get in trouble from Mrs. P
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    Let's see, English, Spanish, Italian, maybe Polish and Vietnamese (I don't know it what I know is swearing or just insults, bit I've gotten some exceptional reactions). I tried to swear in COBOL but all I could do is swear at it.

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