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|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 11, 2001, 11:25|
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
> "Rotten" is the word that comes to mind, though I'm not sure it fits the
> meaning. Can anyone think of an English word meaning "broken, without hope of
> ever fixing it", which would also show the anger of the person pronouncing the
> word, and be slightly unpolite? (but only slightly, it's not the worst swear
> word you can find :) )
"Shot" comes to mind, as in "This lightbulb is shot".
"Rotten" definitely doesn't have the right semantics at all.
But in some registers "fucked" serves this purpose too.
> About that, if anyone can find me an English
> equivalent of the French word "con" (and I don't mean the old meaning "vagina",
> but the modern meaning) and it's feminine version "conne", I'd be most grateful
> to him/her.
Well, the film "Jeu de cons", when it was shown here,
was given an English title involving "fools", but I can't remember it exactly.
John Cowan email@example.com
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