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(BBC)   New German word raises a scheissesturm   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-07-02 05:52:07 PM  
At least it's not a kerfluffle.... kerfuffle.... whatever.
 
2013-07-02 05:53:53 PM  
Duden is awesome.
 
2013-07-02 05:55:33 PM  
www.golfwrx.com
 
2013-07-02 05:55:45 PM  
The German and English languages share origins and have very similarly scatological medieval histories. I'm surprised they didn't already have an equivalently graphic term for what happens when the faeces intersects with the propeller.
 
2013-07-02 05:55:45 PM  

4NTLRZ: At least it's not a kerfluffle.... kerfuffle.... whatever.


I lol'd.
 
2013-07-02 05:55:58 PM  
Das ist gut
 
2013-07-02 05:56:14 PM  
A new, modern SS.
 
2013-07-02 05:56:15 PM  
Seems a bit short for a German neologism.
 
2013-07-02 05:56:26 PM  
Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?
 
2013-07-02 05:56:31 PM  
They like it because it sounds like Juden, which makes them all tingly.
 
2013-07-02 05:57:25 PM  
Der Duden abides.

das teppich wirklich zog den Raum zusammen
 
2013-07-02 05:57:38 PM  
I think that Mr. Michael Mann should stick to falsifying climate data and stay the hell out of language arguments.
 
2013-07-02 05:58:53 PM  

highendmighty: They like it because it sounds like Juden, which makes them all tingly.


Takes more than that to make my wife tingly
 
2013-07-02 05:58:56 PM  

Nubian Jim: [www.golfwrx.com image 400x600]


I am zee leavig satisfied!
 
2013-07-02 05:59:02 PM  
NSFW (cartoon) VIDEO (clicky pops)
 
2013-07-02 05:59:53 PM  
Relevant link:

FTA below:
Dundes specialized in folklore, and in German folklore, as he put it, "one finds an inordinate number of texts concerned with anality. Scheisse (shiat), Dreck (dirt), Mist (manure), Arsch (ass).... Folksongs, folktales, proverbs, riddles, folk speech-all attest to the Germans' longstanding special interest in this area of human activity."
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2011/09/europe-201109
 
2013-07-02 06:01:59 PM  

SomethingToDo: The German and English languages share origins and have very similarly scatological medieval histories. I'm surprised they didn't already have an equivalently graphic term for what happens when the faeces intersects with the propeller.


Germany has scatological issues, man.
 
2013-07-02 06:04:40 PM  

space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?


The English word.
 
2013-07-02 06:04:41 PM  
But how di I let a German person know when I'm feeling like I'm a jelly doughnut?
 
2013-07-02 06:05:28 PM  

space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?


No, they use the English word "shiatstorm". I'd like to hear exactly what Merkel said in context...

Wer haben einen shiatstorm. Was fur einen shiatstorm. Etc.

And speaking of noun class, what class is it? I just picked one above.
 
2013-07-02 06:07:05 PM  

space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?


The English one. Literally in German it would be Scheißsturm. But this would better refer to an actual heavy storm, as in "Ganz schöner Scheißsturm draußen."
 
2013-07-02 06:09:20 PM  

space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?


My understanding is that they are using the English word.

I think at least some German's also tend to use the English version of the f-bomb as well, at least when using it as an expletive, like "F*ck you!", because it sounds 'better' than "Fick dich!" or "Ficken Sie!"
 
2013-07-02 06:16:04 PM  
21.media.tumblr.com

Scheiße!
 
2013-07-02 06:17:59 PM  

SomethingToDo: I'm surprised they didn't already have an equivalently graphic term for what happens when the faeces intersects with the propeller.


What are you, kidding me? I'm pretty sure they've had a porno of that name for quite some time now.

space1999: or the (made-up) German translation


As opposed to what? The natural-born translation handed down from God since The Beginning? All words in are "made up".
 
2013-07-02 06:20:48 PM  

space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?

We still use "shiatstorm"

wildcardjack: Der Duden abides.
das teppich wirklich zog den Raum zusammen

W.T.F.
"the carpet really pulled the room (the space?) together" ?

justinguarini4ever: Germany has scatological issues, man.

No. Shiat stinks the same in 'murrica as in .de

/Oh, wait, i forgot the "love for fast food" over there ... maybe it's a bit more stinky... ^^
//just saying...
///german born
////f*cking world citizen in my heart
 
2013-07-02 06:22:08 PM  

DVDave: [21.media.tumblr.com image 450x338]

Scheiße!


When I was in Berlin, I was excited to see some of the places where Run Lola Run was filmed. Her apartment building is actually an office building located right on the Spree. Unfortunately I saw no Lola.
 
2013-07-02 06:23:50 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?

My understanding is that they are using the English word.

I think at least some German's also tend to use the English version of the f-bomb as well, at least when using it as an expletive, like "F*ck you!", because it sounds 'better' than "Fick dich!" or "Ficken Sie!"


It's estimated that one out of six Germans speaks English decently. I'd say more than 90 percent understand the f-bomb. I still prefer the German expletive, just to be sure. And if you want to insult in German, don't bother to use "du" or "dich".
 
2013-07-02 06:25:27 PM  
Wow, no shiat?
 
2013-07-02 06:46:32 PM  

stanhapsburg: It's estimated that one out of six Germans speaks English decently. I'd say more than 90 percent understand the f-bomb. I still prefer the German expletive, just to be sure. And if you want to insult in German, don't bother to use "du" or "dich".


Yeah, a simple scream of rage is sufficient. You scream and you leap.

/might be obscure
 
2013-07-02 06:46:54 PM  
Duden, Duden, liegst mir im Herzen
Duden, Duden, liegst mir im Seid
 
2013-07-02 06:49:40 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: space1999: Wait, are Germans using the English word shiatstorm, or the (made-up) German translation Scheissesturm?

My understanding is that they are using the English word.

I think at least some German's also tend to use the English version of the f-bomb as well, at least when using it as an expletive, like "F*ck you!", because it sounds 'better' than "Fick dich!" or "Ficken Sie!"


Agrees:

cdn103.iofferphoto.com

/Am I in West Berlin now?
 
2013-07-02 06:55:10 PM  
America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

www.animateit.net
 
2013-07-02 06:59:49 PM  
Fritriac
das teppich wirklich zog den Raum zusammen
W.T.F.
"the carpet really pulled the room (the space?) together" ?


I guess that was "tied the room together"
 
2013-07-02 07:08:39 PM  

Stone Meadow: You scream and you leap.

/might be obscure


In a den of geeks such as Fark, must be *someone* who has read Larry Niven.
 
2013-07-02 07:11:03 PM  
Swear all you want as long as it isn't in english, eh mods?
 
2013-07-02 07:14:47 PM  

WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

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Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are. The sole reason that the Germans are borrowing anything from your ridiculous swearwords is that they are the worst cussers in the world. All they say is "shiat" and "pig".
 
2013-07-02 07:23:51 PM  

Surool: Swear all you want as long as it isn't in english, eh mods?


Strange, ain't it
 
2013-07-02 07:27:35 PM  

jim32rr: Surool: Swear all you want as long as it isn't in english, eh mods?

Strange, ain't it


What is the point of the filters if they don't catch most things? I think the catch 4 swear words and a couple racial epithets... but there's swear words in the headline if you live in Germany.
 
2013-07-02 07:32:34 PM  
Der Dudelsack is still my favorite German word.
 
2013-07-02 07:34:09 PM  

traylor: WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

[www.animateit.net image 465x276]

Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are. The sole reason that the Germans are borrowing anything from your ridiculous swearwords is that they are the worst cussers in the world. All they say is "shiat" and "pig".


Did you ever consider to publish a phrasebook?
 
2013-07-02 07:41:17 PM  

traylor: WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

[www.animateit.net image 465x276]

Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are.


You can, eh? Farkers now have three questions of you:  What is the URL to your live cam? Do you accept PayPal? Can you wear a horse mask while you're swearing?

/I have heard Korean cussing, though. Lots of nasty throat-clearing, hocking up a loogie sounds to emphasize their disapproval. Much of it doesn't translate very well to English, either. Or else my Korean friends were too polite to tell me.

//This comment brought to you by BarfMaker, my new TF sponsor for July. Thank you, dahlink!
 
2013-07-02 08:46:14 PM  
When l had only been in Bavaria three days tops, I watched a German kid playing a pinball machine, rattling away in  Bayrisch;  he tilted, and with out any prompting, said: "Oh, sh*t!"

That was in 1970.

 Since then, terms like aufgefu*ked and ausgeflipped are every day words in German street slang.  "An--turnen"would also be easily understood by the 420 crowd.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:32 PM  
Don't you think Scheisskrieg sounds much cooler?
 
2013-07-02 08:53:49 PM  

traylor: WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

[www.animateit.net image 465x276]

Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are. The sole reason that the Germans are borrowing anything from your ridiculous swearwords is that they are the worst cussers in the world. All they say is "shiat" and "pig".


English... being the slut language that it is... has borrowed an almost unimaginable amount of words from everyone everywhere and their languages.  20 words for a non-sexual insult?? I'm sure that there are about 500 in English.  Probably about 2000 (at least) that are non-sexual.  Realistically most foreigners would not understand the innuendo of most of them, however.
 
2013-07-02 09:15:52 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: Stone Meadow: You scream and you leap.

/might be obscure

In a den of geeks such as Fark, must be *someone* who has read Larry Niven.


Yeah, I should have gone with 'totally not obscure'. :)
 
2013-07-02 09:35:44 PM  

Silent But Deadly: traylor: WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

[www.animateit.net image 465x276]

Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are. The sole reason that the Germans are borrowing anything from your ridiculous swearwords is that they are the worst cussers in the world. All they say is "shiat" and "pig".

English... being the slut language that it is... has borrowed an almost unimaginable amount of words from everyone everywhere and their languages.  20 words for a non-sexual insult?? I'm sure that there are about 500 in English.  Probably about 2000 (at least) that are non-sexual.  Realistically most foreigners would not understand the innuendo of most of them, however.


That's nice. When I wrote I could tell you I really meant I could say at the moment from the top of my head. I could type numbers bigger than yours or give you a lecture of how Hungarian language is a story of rape, rape, and pillage, but what's the point?
 
2013-07-02 09:51:50 PM  
Well, I can't go for scat,
nooo, no can do
 
2013-07-02 10:06:43 PM  

skinink: DVDave: [21.media.tumblr.com image 450x338]

Scheiße!

When I was in Berlin, I was excited to see some of the places where Run Lola Run was filmed. Her apartment building is actually an office building located right on the Spree. Unfortunately I saw no Lola.


Great movie. She is currently in the BBC America series "Copper"
 
2013-07-02 10:15:12 PM  

traylor: WordyGrrl: America: Conquering the world one vulgarity at a time!

[www.animateit.net image 465x276]

Your swearwords are kiddy talk compared to what we have in our languages in Central and Eastern Europe. Believe me, I'm Hungarian and I could tell you to fark off in 20 different ways that are not sexually related, or in 200 ways that are. The sole reason that the Germans are borrowing anything from your ridiculous swearwords is that they are the worst cussers in the world. All they say is "shiat" and "pig".


Well.. We Americans invented grawlixing. Obviously, you can create literally millions of unique swears with those characters.
 
2013-07-02 11:33:05 PM  
Was ist ein Scheissesturm? Ist es ein englisches Bier?

Nein, das ist ein Scheissesturm  und Drunk.


This joke is now a major motion picture in Israel:  Hitler Farted and They All Died Laughing.
 
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