Sweary links #10

Before we get to the links, a brief public-service announcement: We’re pleased as fuck to have been nominated in Babla’s Top 100 Language Learning Blogs contest. That’s right: language learning. Because what’s the point of learning a language if you don’t learn the sweary stuff? You have till midnight (CET) June 14 to vote for us. Do it, dammit. You can vote using the button over on the right, which takes you to the Babla website. (Voting’s closed! And we did pretty fucking well!) While you’re there, check out the other categories–Language Professionals Blogs, Language Facebook, Language Twitter, and Language YouTube. You may want to vote for read some of those fuckers, too.

Here’s another PSA, this one for our friends who toil in the groves of academe: a handy guide to the proper etiquette for using “I shit you not” in formal academic writing.

(Original source: Professorfangirl)


How to swear like a Brit.


Ass Blaster, Weapons of Ass Destruction, Sir Fartalot’s: the brand names of hot sauce increasingly reference “the violent effect the sauce will supposedly have on the customer’s rectum.” (The Pollywog Blog)



Mmmm, ass salad!


“Speaking of things I don’t give a shit about, let’s start with the president of whatever this thing is.” That’s the ever-ingratiating Governor Chris Christie, addressing representatives of the Fifth Estate at the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club dinner May 20. The event is “always a mischievous affair,” the New York Times reported, but Christie’s address set a new standard. The International Business Times has the full “profanity-laced” audio. We’re impressed enough to nominate the governor for a Tucker Award, named in honor of our favorite sweary character.


“Abused emoji” from Sweden let kids “communicate their situation when words fail,” according to a review on AdFreak. One of the emoji shows an obscenicon; another shows “a literal shithead (a boy who’s presumably having thoughts of being ugly or worthless).”

emoji-8   emoji-9


There’s software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). And now there’s a truly useful XaaS: Fuck Off As a Service (FOASS), a scalable solution to the problem of telling people to fuck off.


(Click to embiggen.)


Where did “Curses! Foiled again!” come from?


Cur! Curmudgeon! Lickplate! Jack-a-dandy! Spice up your swearing routine with four pages of creative swears from 1875. And five more pages. (Via HugoVK)


3 thoughts on “Sweary links #10

  1. Ahmet Erturk June 3, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    FOAAS 😀


  2. reocochran June 14, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    I laugh at “bugger” “arse” and other funny British swear words or expressions. Monty Python, Benny Hill and other newer shows or films make me laugh out loud. Not sure if is just the swearing or the brit’s accent(?) 🙂


  3. Estonian Reader August 30, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    The Finnish example from FOASS means “devil’s cunt-head,” which is admittedly awesome.


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