Nasty words

scrabulista

Consul
Staff member
What goes in here?

tergō taurī sedent et taurus *** amīcīs ludit

I thought it might be hos but maybe it's something else.
 

Nikolaos

schmikolaos
Staff member
Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

I think it was "cum", manually censored.


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scrabulista

Consul
Staff member
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Yes that makes more sense.
 

Decimus Canus

Civis Illustris
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

I think that's correct. The same query has been posted here but with all occurrences of cum replaced by asterisks. I can't believe the OP thought we would be offended by a Latin word. Does Yahoo Answers perform this prudery automatically? Was it posted there first and then copied from there and pasted in here with one of the redactions missed?
 

voxlarsi

New Member
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Yes, that is probably why. I really don't see the point of censuring even the english cum, though. It doesn't really matter what word you use, if you put it in context.
 

Iohannes Aurum

Technicus Auxiliarius
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

So, Yahoo! would call people with great honours in their degrees magna *** laude. That explains why some universities simply use "with great honours" instead, just to prevent people like :kirby: from being offended, even if no offence is meant.

The same problem arises with the Latin third person plural present indicative di****, conjugated from dico, dicere, since it contains a very strong English profanity.
 

Decimus Canus

Civis Illustris
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Not to mention the English town of S****horpe.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

or the German word dick
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
profanity

...and Polish curva
 

Godmy

A Monkey
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Or the ending of imperfect, 3rd person singular.
Faciebat pronounced in Czech Republic with classic pronounciation "Fucki-jebat" (means likea ... english "f***" taken to czech english by teengers, and "jebat" means like the same in vulgar Czech.. and also Polish and Russian) Viz. "Zajebisti"
 

Bestiola

Speculatrix
Staff member
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Same thing in Croatian - curva ("kurva" - "whore"), also with audieabam, faciebam etc, pronunciation resembles the same vulgar verb "jebati".
 

voxlarsi

New Member
Re: Latin Story: Eurōpa est puella. Eurōpa in insulā vivēbat

Why don't we change the name of the thread to "what nasty words in your native vocabulary can you find in latin"?
Also, f[i-long:1zx6zreq][/i-long:1zx6zreq]te, which in Norwegian means the same as the **** of S****horpe
 

scrabulista

Consul
Staff member
I publicly apologize to smcrae for hijacking this thread -- all the worse since I'm a staff member. I have split the topic as voxlarsi suggested.
 

Nikolaos

schmikolaos
Staff member
:hysteric:
I didn't see anything past Bitmap's post until now. It's funny how that took off...

Scrabulista - all you did was ask what a word was. No apology necessary ;)
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
haha, I love this discussion. By the way, what is S*****horpe?

The word huius evokes giggles too. I never thought about the imperfect endings; that's hilarious! :hysteric:

There's also fac mi curva olera in a Polish joke of Latin. The last two are swear words in Polish.

No wonder Latin has been removed from public curriculum in many countries.
 

Bestiola

Speculatrix
Staff member
scrabulista dixit:
I publicly apologize to smcrae for hijacking this thread -- all the worse since I'm a staff member.
:hysteric:

Loving this thread! mrgreen
 

Bestiola

Speculatrix
Staff member
Decimus Canus dixit:
Brunhilda dixit:
scrabulista dixit:
I publicly apologize to smcrae for hijacking this thread -- all the worse since I'm a staff member.
:hysteric:

Loving this thread! mrgreen
Then you may want to look at this country lane in the English Midlands, and this village in Austria.
Teehee :)

Re Butt Hole Road, it seems that its residents don't find it amusing:
Residents of 'Butt Hole Road' club together to change street's unfortunate name

Related story about the village in Austria - 'No, there are no F***ing postcards'.
 
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