LinguaTrek - profanity http://www.linguatrek.com/taxonomy/term/11/0 en How to swear like a Pole: pierd*lić http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-swear-like-a-pole-pierdoli%C4%87 <div class="diag align-right" style="float: right; width: 122px; margin: 10px 0 10px 10px"><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Large/image/2011/07/profanity.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img src="http://www.linguatrek.com/sites/www.linguatrek.com/files/imagecache/Small/image/2011/07/profanity.jpg" alt="Symbols - to look like censored profanity - inside a 'no' or 'not allowed' sign" title="These words should be used by experts only! Photo by stockicide on Flickr." /></a><div class="caption">These words should be used by experts only! <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55095508@N03/5137053864">Photo</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55095508@N03/">stockicide</a> on Flickr.</div></div> <p>For some reason, many people are fascinated with swear words in foreign languages. Frequently, people I meet ask me how to say them in Polish. I've only given in a few times and I've always regretted it later.</p> <p>Imagine hearing someone yelling the k-word everytime they see you! Or repeating it over and over endlessly at a party.</p> <p>But <strong>swear words <em>are</em> a very interesting topic when looked at intellectually.</strong> In English, it's amazing all the different meanings that the f-word can have! Swear words are often some of the most versitile and colorful words in any language.</p> <p><strong>Today's article is a guest post by <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/skorway">skorway on YouTube</a> (who is a Pole) about all the different meanings and variations of the Polish swear word <em>pierd*lić</em>.</strong></p> <p><em>Note: That's not really how the word is spelled, the asterisk is to censor it (just like typing "f**k" in English). <strong>The full article is UNCENSORED</strong> and may not be appropriate for some readers! You have been warned.</em></p> <p><strong>Read more for the full article!</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-swear-like-a-pole-pierdoli%C4%87" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.linguatrek.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-swear-like-a-pole-pierdoli%C4%87#comments profanity learn Polish Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:15:00 +0000 David Snopek 80 at http://www.linguatrek.com