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John L. OSullivan (208-39-151-131.isp.comcastbusiness.net - 208.39.151.131)
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I'd love to be able to add the Irish to the list....
Merde!
Mierda!
Merda!
Scheiss!
Oh, shit!
I'm sure there must be a similar expletive in Irish...anyone care to share?

Thanks!

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alec1 (m13-mp1.cvx1-a.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.100.13)
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 06:08 am:   Edit Post Print Post

The literal translation of 'shit' is 'cac'.

But I'm not in a native speaking area and I'm not at all sure that it is used as an expletive(in fact I very much doubt it)

Maybe someone else can be more helpful.

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alec1 (m11-mp1.cvx1-b.dub.dial.ntli.net - 62.254.104.11)
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 07:34 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Beware Some 'bad' language below.


Maybe we might run with 'cac' all the same . Some research has come up with this website.

http://www.lincolnu.edu/~focal/backinst/focal094.htm


And I also came across this curse!

"Thalla is déan cac mhór bhuidhe!"


'Away and do a big yellow shite'

(shite to rhyme with 'white' is often used instead of shit in Ireland)

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