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(2015 Nov 07 05:40)Aemma Wrote:  Also of note is the different outlook most of us have on the words 'c*nt' and 'tw*t' that you guys like to use so liberally. In North America those two words are extremely vulgar actually and aren't used freely at all.

In Dutch "kut" is quite commonplace:





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2015 Nov 07 19:21
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(2015 Nov 07 19:21)Phlegethon Wrote:  
(2015 Nov 07 05:40)Aemma Wrote:  Also of note is the different outlook most of us have on the words 'c*nt' and 'tw*t' that you guys like to use so liberally. In North America those two words are extremely vulgar actually and aren't used freely at all.

In Dutch "kut" is quite commonplace:




Most commonly in the way 'damn' is used.
It's not considered polite, but not neceseraly extremely vulgar either.
Using 'kut' for a woman, however, is quite a no-no in circles that are not from Brabant ( or Maaskantje, if we want to be precise Tongue )
You'd be safer saying 'doos', which can mean both 'box' and 'cunt' .

'Doos' can also be used to describe a girl or woman who is dear to you but acts stupid, whereas 'kut' is normally only reserved for women you dislike.

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Twat has similar usage factors determining the level of shock impact too. Coño in Castilian too, it seems. The Spanish say that all the time, which used to horrify me at first, when I too readily translated it mentally as the similar sounding ¨cunt¨. Big Grin

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No one asked but here goes.





Vittu

Quote:Vittu is an ancient word for the female genitalia but now has the literal meaning of "cunt". Linguistically, it is used similar to how 'fuck' is used in English to add force to a statement or express frustration. Often considered extremely profane, its usage is nowadays not only limited to teenager slang, but is often used as an emphasis in a forceful or frustrated utterance or expression, as in mitä vittua? "what the fuck?". Other common phrases with vittu include voi vittu ("Oh fuck"), (ja) vitut! ("The fuck you say!" / "Bullshit!", lit. "(and) cunts"); haista vittu ("fuck you!", lit. "(go) smell (a) cunt"; painu (hevon) vittuun ("fuck off", lit. "go crawl up a (horse's) cunt"); olla naama norsun vitulla, (lit. "to have one's face like the elephant's cunt", meaning to be sour and unfriendly).

Entire sentences can be constructed using these combinations "Vittu, vituttaa niin vitusti" (Fuck this, I'm so fucking pissed off) etc. Occasionally, one hears more colorful constructions, such as Vittujen kevät ja kyrpien takatalvi! (paraphrased, "Holy fucking shit!" or literally "The spring of cunts and the late winter of dicks!"). Notably, vittu is also used as an energetic mood, as in "vitun iso" ("fucking big") or "Mä meen vittu sinne" ("I'm (really) fucking going there") or to declare a negative outcome, as in meni vituiksi ("(smth.) was fucked up"). Similar-sounding euphemistic replacements include hitto (see above), vitsi or hitsi. Also kettu ("fox"), vattu ("raspberry") and pottu (potato) are often used as replacement words due to their rhyming with vittu. Several verbs and adjectives have also been derived from vittu: vituttaa technically means "to want/need some cunt", though the meaning of it is actually something like "to feel angry and depressed", vittuuntua "to get angry", vittumainen an adjective for "annoying". In more polite conversation these derivations can be done from the euphemism kettu: ketuttaa, kettumainen etc. The other euphemisms mentioned above cannot be used to form such derivations. Vittu is commonly combined with other profanities, as in vittusaatana and vittuperkele.

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^ What the hell was that?

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(2015 Nov 09 15:25)sophrosyne Wrote:  'Doos' can also be used to describe a girl or woman who is dear to you but acts stupid, whereas 'kut' is normally only reserved for women you dislike.

Why exactly should a girl or woman who acts stupid be dear to me? ;)


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(2015 Nov 10 00:07)Phlegethon Wrote:  Why exactly should a girl or woman who acts stupid be dear to me? ;)

Birds of a feather flock together ;)
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I can flog you. Single-handedly. Or tar and feather you.


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I have noticed several times that instead of ‘the United States’ the pronoun ‘it’ is used, not ‘they’: ‘located outside of the United States and its territories’.

How come? Would it still be okay to say ‘the United States and their territories’?

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