Why do others think you are insane?

Everything else.

Moderator: GreenCrayon

Post Reply
User avatar
LordRetard
The Most Retardedest
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:44 pm
Location: My Parents' Basement

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by LordRetard »

AHMETxRock wrote:Just point at your dick. If you have one.
Hahah eat this!!
smiley_cow wrote:
LordRetard wrote:Unfortunately I only know Quebecois insults. Saying tabernacle is about the least impressive insult you can think of.
It's more effective if you pronounce it tabernak, otherwise you're just an Anglophone trying to swear in French (Quebecois are cruel). You might also want to try maudit (damn) and viarge (I think it's some kind of reference to the Virgin Mary) if you ever find yourselves wanting to swear in Quebec.

In France some good words to use might be merde (shit), zut (damn), salaud or bâtard (bastard), trou de col (asshole) and con (idiot).
I've seen it written tabernak but I don't understand that. It definitely doesn't matter how I can say it because my French is extremely terrible and I've forgotten how to pronounce most things. I might visit Quebec soon (like a couple of years soon, while my friend is still at school there) but I don't really see myself going to France for any reason. Lately I've been thinking about my different options for travelling. For blowing all of my savings I'd like to make the right decision.

User avatar
smiley_cow
polite but murderous
Posts: 6514
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: The vast and desolate prairies

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by smiley_cow »

LordRetard wrote:
smiley_cow wrote:
LordRetard wrote:Unfortunately I only know Quebecois insults. Saying tabernacle is about the least impressive insult you can think of.
It's more effective if you pronounce it tabernak, otherwise you're just an Anglophone trying to swear in French (Quebecois are cruel). You might also want to try maudit (damn) and viarge (I think it's some kind of reference to the Virgin Mary) if you ever find yourselves wanting to swear in Quebec.

In France some good words to use might be merde (shit), zut (damn), salaud or bâtard (bastard), trou de col (asshole) and con (idiot).
I've seen it written tabernak but I don't understand that. It definitely doesn't matter how I can say it because my French is extremely terrible and I've forgotten how to pronounce most things. I might visit Quebec soon (like a couple of years soon, while my friend is still at school there) but I don't really see myself going to France for any reason. Lately I've been thinking about my different options for travelling. For blowing all of my savings I'd like to make the right decision.
Words that sound almost like their English counterparts, but note quite are fairly common in French. I've seen it drive Anglophones learning French nuts before. The best rule I can think of is 'there are no words pronounced the same in French and English so don't try.'

I hear France isn't actually that nice of a place to visit (though the southern area apparently can be nice). Personally if I ever go to Europe to improve my French, I'm probably going to go to Belgium or Switzerland since I have an easier time with those accents than I do France accents anyways.*

*personally I credit all the hours of The Smurfs and Tintin I watched as a kid
DonRetrasado wrote:Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... Bitcoin.

User avatar
Apocalyptus
Not what you were expecting
Posts: 5283
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Apocalyptus »

I know how to say your woman and/or mother is a slut and/or c*nt in German. AND THAT's THE BEAUTY OF EXCHANGE STUDENTS.
Kimra wrote:Next they'll be denying us the right to say "We'll rape your arse if you don't come to this fucken country."

User avatar
freako104
Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:30 am
Location: Fredneck Maryland
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by freako104 »

smiley_cow wrote:
LordRetard wrote:Unfortunately I only know Quebecois insults. Saying tabernacle is about the least impressive insult you can think of.
It's more effective if you pronounce it tabernak, otherwise you're just an Anglophone trying to swear in French (Quebecois are cruel). You might also want to try maudit (damn) and viarge (I think it's some kind of reference to the Virgin Mary) if you ever find yourselves wanting to swear in Quebec.

In France some good words to use might be merde (shit), zut (damn), salaud or bâtard (bastard), trou de col (asshole) and con (idiot).

When I took French, someone wrote merde as merdis and the teacher said that was translated as shit?
This isn't really happening!
Spreading the madness of Cthulhu. One mind at a time. Starting with my own

User avatar
smiley_cow
polite but murderous
Posts: 6514
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: The vast and desolate prairies

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by smiley_cow »

freako104 wrote: When I took French, someone wrote merde as merdis and the teacher said that was translated as shit?
I've never heard merdis before. Just to be sure I did a French google search and all I got was names. I think your teacher may have made a mistake.

Edited for typos
Last edited by smiley_cow on Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
DonRetrasado wrote:Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... Bitcoin.

User avatar
mountainmage
Mage of the Mountains
Posts: 9601
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 11:42 am
Location: Right here. Right now.

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by mountainmage »

It'd have been more funny if the teacher said it was a shitty translation.
No more white horses ♬ ♫ ♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı ♪ ♫ ♬ for you to ride away

User avatar
Sahan
"I promise you no penis jokes."
Posts: 4360
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:20 am
Location: Perth, Australia
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Sahan »

Apparently French Canadians also say 'Osti' ?
Destructicus wrote: Alt text:
"I wonder if chemists feel bad that they're always left out of these sorts of jokes."

Since when is chemistry not a science?

User avatar
smiley_cow
polite but murderous
Posts: 6514
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: The vast and desolate prairies

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by smiley_cow »

Yeah, that's something you might here in Quebec. I'm pretty sure it's slang for hostie (the h is silent) which refers to the wafers used during communion.

Most Quebec swears are religious.
DonRetrasado wrote:Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... Bitcoin.

User avatar
Oldrac the Chitinous
Chicken O' the Sea
Posts: 3477
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:41 pm
Location: The Perfect Stillness of the Deep
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Oldrac the Chitinous »

And don't let me catch you around here again, Body of Christ Almighty!
Police said they spent some time working out if they could charge the man with being armed with a weapon, as technically he was armed with part of a fish.

User avatar
LordRetard
The Most Retardedest
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:44 pm
Location: My Parents' Basement

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by LordRetard »

Wafer!!

User avatar
mountainmage
Mage of the Mountains
Posts: 9601
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 11:42 am
Location: Right here. Right now.

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by mountainmage »

Wafer? I hardly know her!


Ugh. I feel dirty.
No more white horses ♬ ♫ ♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı ♪ ♫ ♬ for you to ride away

User avatar
Cirtur
Licensed Troll Pornographer
Posts: 9964
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:13 pm
Location: Europe
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Cirtur »

Dirty? I hardly know her!

hahaha again, more comedy.

User avatar
mountainmage
Mage of the Mountains
Posts: 9601
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 11:42 am
Location: Right here. Right now.

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by mountainmage »

Cirtur? I hardly know her!

Comedy, part tres.
No more white horses ♬ ♫ ♪ ılıll|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|̲̅̅=̲̅̅|̲̅̅●̲̅̅|llılı ♪ ♫ ♬ for you to ride away

User avatar
Cirtur
Licensed Troll Pornographer
Posts: 9964
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:13 pm
Location: Europe
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Cirtur »

Comedy? I hardly know 'er.

wooooooo the story continues in part four.

User avatar
Edminster
Tested positive for Space-AIDS
Posts: 8835
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:53 pm
Location: Internet
Contact:

Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Post by Edminster »

Know her? I hardly had carnal knowledge of her!

Comedy five is alive!
ol qwerty bastard wrote:bitcoin is backed by math, and math is intrinsically perfect and logically consistent always

gödel stop spreading fud

Post Reply