Re: Shaxepere; was: Natlag
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 0:50|
--- Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> Snicker! An' it's lagging, ain't it!
> I see these insults as infelicitous illocutions,
But fun nonetheless!
If it's a class
> exercise, or an example made of your excellent and
> jocular re-invention of
> fustilarian, Adam,
> So hit me with a C-insult.
Alas and alack, but I do lack
The wherewithall to mount the attack!
> indolent, temulent, tallow-catching wench,
I really haven't worked out much, though I'm sure that
swine and dogs would figure in the vocabulary, as
would rude references to other's religions. I do know
a few versions of "speak of the devil" (thanks to an
off list discussion) which would be highly insulting
when spoken outside the community of one's fellow
Oh and then there's the saying that translates to
"treacherous as a Sicilian". Sicilians find it less
But I have yet to work out the standard repetoir of
insults and abuses.
Dichiruns sivi, «In il Betuemi djul Judja pervia azig niscrivid peu'l davri, «Ed tu,
Betuemi djal terra djal Judja, nun si djils daliris djal Judja ul mindrisimu
puña vinijid djil ti il daliri fin paxed ul mi pobuu, il Istreli.»