USAGE: Cool idioms (RUDE)
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 27, 1999, 4:44|
kh@Tv@ Tom Wier:
>I second that! To all non-native-English-speakers, what other
>idioms exist in y'all's languages that have that same general meaning?
Cool Tom! My native language is English, but I happen to know a few
catchy Turkish phrases (I'll filter out the ones that are a bit too
risque' for this list ;)...
agIr isc,i (I = dotless i, c, = c cedilla)
prostitute (lit. "heavy worker")
bu ayaklar koktu
this is an old trick, no one's gonna fall for it (lit. "these feet
literally, "to whistle", as a swear word, "to have sex with". Do the
go:z banyosu (o: = o umlaut)
an attractive woman, lit. "eye-bath"
iki ucu boklu degnek
an impossible situation, lit. "a cane with excrement on both ends"
ku:fe (u: = u umlaut)
the buttocks, lit. "a tall wicker basket"
a general Turkish expletive meaning "dammit", "bloody hell" (I
remember this, my ex's father said this a lot when she grew up at home)
masanIn altIna bak
up yours, lit. "look under the table", with the notion that the
speaker is giving the addressee the finger under a table (which in
Turkey and elsewhere is the thumb between the index and middle fingers
of a closed fist).
to urinate, lit. "to empty the radiator"
More at (some of these are rated R):
(This is a nice site for anybody who's interested in Turkish; it
explains things in laymen's terms too...)
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