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17 Mar 2017, 4:40 pm

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Dont know how to say this in Chinese, but one of the worst things you can say to a Chinese person is "you turtle egg!".

In China turtles are thought of as being promiscuous so being called a "turtle egg" is equivalent to "bastard".

That is 王八蛋(wáng bā dàn). Although I think it is more like "son of a b***h", but means a lot worse. 王八 is an old-fashioned word that can mean an unvirtuous woman or slang for turtle. 蛋 means egg, and therefore refers to offspring.

As a Mandarin speaker, I have to say that the Chinese love to use eggs to insult people.


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18 Mar 2017, 6:01 pm

I just discovered my favorite insult.

Just saw a U Tube video about comparing dialects of Spanish. Apparently in the Spanish of Spain itself they have colorful phrases that they dont have even other Spanish speaking countries.

One of them is the epithet "I hope you get f****d by a fish!".

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Its great because it's too stupid to be offensive.
For starters fish use external fertilization. Fish can't even "f**k" each other the way that members of the same mammal species do. They dont have penises, or vaginas.

Second its a strange visual. A human being being sexually assaulted by a tuna.



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19 Mar 2017, 1:52 am

qu'est-ce que c'est cette saloperie de connasse?



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19 Mar 2017, 12:50 pm

Trasna ort fheín


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20 Mar 2017, 2:07 am

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For starters fish use external fertilization. Fish can't even "f**k" each other the way that members of the same mammal species do. They dont have penises, or vaginas.

Second its a strange visual. A human being being sexually assaulted by a tuna.


is that really true, though? i'm not doubting it, but if it is...then i'd find it rather strange, if other members of chordata (gnathostomata, vertebrata, even) lacked those anatomical features entirely while even insects and other arachnids have them. even animals as simple as female nematodes have "vulvas" , while the males have copulatory spicules to open them.

well...tuna are large and powerful fish. while not sexually, i think an irate yellowfin could still be capable of assaulting someone....

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20 Mar 2017, 5:26 pm

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naturalplastic wrote:
For starters fish use external fertilization. Fish can't even "f**k" each other the way that members of the same mammal species do. They dont have penises, or vaginas.

Second its a strange visual. A human being being sexually assaulted by a tuna.


is that really true, though? i'm not doubting it, but if it is...then i'd find it rather strange, if other members of chordata (gnathostomata, vertebrata, even) lacked those anatomical features entirely while even insects and other arachnids have them. even animals as simple as female nematodes have "vulvas" , while the males have copulatory spicules to open them.

well...tuna are large and powerful fish. while not sexually, i think an irate yellowfin could still be capable of assaulting someone....

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Ren pen shelles haphive. Yofie lat haínnetâvit, shwsara á wainoorie afie annadel.

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What language it that insult in?

Not really an expert on fish fornication. I guess it varies by fish.

I am pretty sure that when salmon do it the females lay the eggs on the stream pebbles and the males just lay down the sperm on the eggs. Right out there in the wild water. No actual hanky panky between the adult fish.
And salmon go to all of that trouble: swimming up the Columbia River from the ocean, going up rapids, over dams, and dodging grizzly bears just to do that.

On the other hand though sharks are more primitive in some ways than bony fish- they are sophisticated in other ways: and actually clasp each other in a long embrace while the male somehow internally fertizes her.



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22 Mar 2017, 11:21 am

Straf

In het Vlaams heeft het woord 'straf' 2 betekenissen.
Het is voor mij een 'straf' als ik smorgens geen koffie kan drinken.
Ik drink smorgens graag een 'straffe' bak koffie.



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Yesterday, 1:51 am

naturalplastic wrote:
What language it that insult in?

Not really an expert on fish fornication. I guess it varies by fish.

I am pretty sure that when salmon do it the females lay the eggs on the stream pebbles and the males just lay down the sperm on the eggs. Right out there in the wild water. No actual hanky panky between the adult fish.
And salmon go to all of that trouble: swimming up the Columbia River from the ocean, going up rapids, over dams, and dodging grizzly bears just to do that.

On the other hand though sharks are more primitive in some ways than bony fish- they are sophisticated in other ways: and actually clasp each other in a long embrace while the male somehow internally fertizes her.


yep...r/k selection, they call it. their method of reproduction, while not quite "broadcast", seems to predominate in unstable ecological niches, the ability to quickly produce many offspring "cheap" in metabolic cost seems to work in their favor. though this is nothing compared to the fecundity of giant clams.

they're semelparous, too...or at least pacific salmon are.they beget once and then they die, what fun. :| but yes, one way to sex a dogfish is by finding the "claspers" the guys use to hold onto the female while hanky pankying. learned that last year.

anyway, that passage there is in "etronan", my conlang. borrows more from hebrew than i'd sometimes like to admit. :oops:



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Yesterday, 11:43 am

Respecting conlangs, I have also created one. It is called Axorit (pronounced 'Arshowreet') and I have even created a profanity. That word is 'drudspraaker' (pronounced 'droodsprarker') and meaning the profanity which rhymes with 'banker'. I modelled it on the Afrikaans word for same.


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