January 8, 2004

Searching for a Phrase?

Are you searching for just the right way to say "that sucks!" in Catalan ("quina lleneguera! "), "defecate" in Ukranian ("kakaty") or "long haired heavy metal fan" in Greek ("hevimetallas"), The Alternative Dictionary is your resource of choice for bunches of foreign slang. It's by no means complete, and not truly exhaustive, but it is worth a look for the many languages represented, at least in part.

My favorite, from the Irish-Gaelic: "Is dócha nach bhfuil seans ar bith ann" meaning, literally "I suppose a ride is out of the question." A rude manner of requesting sex, to be certain. But not without its humor.

Posted by James at January 8, 2004 3:50 PM
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I'm guessing it's also a somewhat ineffective way of requesting sex. Asking in the negative is more likely to get an answer of no.

Posted by: julie at January 8, 2004 4:29 PM

*slaps forehead* Now you tell me...

Posted by: Mike at January 8, 2004 4:50 PM

Better late than never?

Posted by: James at January 8, 2004 5:20 PM

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