Saturday, April 25, 2015

sat., 25 apr., 2015: an icelandic declaration of faith: give us This Day our Daily Curse

ICELANDIC:  þakka Guði að ég er trúleysingi...”  §

 §) “Thank God I’m an atheist!”  —  attributed to Spanish surrealist & filmmaker Luis Buñuel 

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

fri., 24 apr., 2015: not a polish salutation, i.: give us This Day our Daily Curse


POLISH:  Spierdalaj, cwel!   §

§§)  Fuck the fuck off,  you queer!”  /  Fuck the fuck off,  faggot!”  NOTE:  Use this one if you really,  really want a fight,  as this may also give offense collaterally.

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

thurs., 24 apr., 2015: japanese “patronage”, i.: give us This Day our Daily Curse


JAPANESE:  ろりこん /  ロリコン   — rori-kon   §

   §)   Dirty old men with a thing for very young girls

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

sat., 11 apr. thru wed., 23 apr., 2015: l.a.times festival of books notes: give us This Day our Daily Curse

[NOTE: We’ll be in sunny SoCal from 13 apr. to 22 apr. for the L.A. Times festival of books... In that spirit, some literary disses...]

AFRIKAANS:  As dit die nuutste Nadine Gordimer boek is sale k wag vir die fliek, en dot ook mis’. 
AFRIKAANS:  As dit die nuutste Nadine Gordimer boek is sale k wag vir die fliek, en dot ook mis’.  ‡‡
FRENCH:  Qu’est ce qui fait que les gens qui lisent Michel Houellebecq se comportent toujours comme Michel Houellebecq?  ‡‡‡
FRENCH: Qu'est ce qui fait que les gens qui lisent Jean Genet se comportent toujours à Jean Genet ?  ‡‡‡‡
GAELIC, IRISH: Tá sé mar Séamus Ó hÉanaí ag teacht amach ó mo thóin.  ‡‡‡‡‡
ITALIAN:  Se questo e’ un alto libro di Umberto Eco, aspettero’ il film e saltero’ anche quello.  ‡‡‡‡‡‡
ITALIAN:  Perche’ quelli che legono Pasolini sempre si comportano como Pasolini?  ‡‡‡‡‡‡
JAPANESE: 文学生命は最初に切腹せずには残念ですよ。  Bungaku semei wa saisho ni seppuku sezu ni wa zannen desu yo.  ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡
RUSSIAN:   Почему человек читающий Достоевского становится похож на него? — “Počemu čelovek čintyuši Dostoevskogo stanovitsya poǩož na nego?” ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡
SPANISH:  Esa vieja historia es como cuento de Juan Rulfo…muerto por el culo.  ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡

‡) “If thats another Nadine Gordimer book, I’ll wait for the movie & skip that, too.  
‡‡) “If that’s another Doris Lessing book, I’ll wait for the movie & skip that, too.”  
‡‡‡) “Why is it that people who read Michel Houellebecq act like Michel Houellebecq?”   (Fr. transl. courtesy of J.H.) 
‡‡‡‡) “Why is it that people who read Jean Genet act like Jean Genet?”  (Fr. transl. courtesy of J.H.) 
‡‡‡‡‡) “Its like Seamus Heany emerging from my arse.”  /  Its like Seamus Heany emerging from my ass.   
‡‡‡‡‡‡) “If that’s another Umberto Eco book, I’ll wait for the movie & skip that, too.”
‡‡‡‡‡‡‡) “Why is it that people who read Pasolini act like Pasolini?” 
‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡) [On Yukio Mishima…] “Too bad he didn’t start his career with seppuku?”
‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡) “Why is it that people who read Dostoyevsky always look like Dostoyevsky?” — attrib. to G. McL. & R. F.

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

fri., 10 apr., 2015: frisian & dutch dork calls, i.: give us This Day our Daily Curse

FRISIAN:  Sukkel... 
DUTCH:  Sukkel... 

‡)   Dork...  /  Wimp...”  /  Pisher...”  /  Putz...”  / “Pussy...”   [ But not “nerd” — nerds actually being cool after a fashion, or at least adept at techy things... ] NOTE: Frisian loan word, still used in Dutch & Frisian. Not the harshest of invective in either language... Still, useful as a sort of calesthenics,  invective warm-ups, to pace yrself.

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

thurs., 9 apr., 2015: italian al dente, xxii.: give us This Day our Daily Curse

ITALIAN:  Per me questo è arabo!  ‡‡

 ‡‡  ) “It’s all Arabic to me!”  NOTE: Usually not considered offensive... Usually...

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

wed., 8 apr., 2015: meet yr korean friends & neighbors, xv.: Give us This Day our Daily Curse


KOREAN:  ... —  Jjang... ‡

‡) The most bad-arse junior-thug on the grade-sch. playground; any bad seed child who is not to be fucked with

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from curse + berate in 69+ languages, from Soft Skull Press.

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