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Need some new swear words
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:10:22 AM »
My Krath swear words vocabulary was noticeably small during a recent IC painful episode. Is there a list of commonly used swear words that one might draw upon for certain appropriate IC happenings? Also, how much RL swear words can you pull over and are acceptable in Arm? PM me if you dont feel like swearing on a public board.

Brytta Léofa

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 12:58:51 PM »
Add "gith," "krath," "drov," or "Tek" to any RL swearword:

Githshit!
That fuckgith runner again.
Then some drovpiss gemmer come in here and
Highlord Tek's tits!
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Brytta Léofa

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
i sweared
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Brytta Léofa

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 01:03:15 PM »
Note that if you're tribal all swears become plural:
  Githshits!
  That fuckgiths runner
  I am always killing this drovpisses gemmer
  Teks' tits
A Kuraci regular shouts, in sirihish:
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A Kuraci regular slashes a filthy grey rat on its body.

valeria

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 01:20:41 PM »
Most RL swears are crude references to sexual anatomy or physical functions. I think those are fine to apply. What I would avoid are RL slurs (things that state someone is "less than" because of their resemblance to a trait that's perceived to be negative), because those are based in ideas or concepts that don't fit in Zalanthas.

I had a character that liked to swear by drov's hairy anus. I was pretty pleased with that one.
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WarriorPoet

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 01:43:26 PM »
Tuluki.

I have fought at least three duels over that one.
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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 02:01:31 PM »
Kank fucker!
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cnemus

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 03:30:40 PM »
I know there was an older thread on this subject, but I was unable to find it. I try to get something with a Zalanthan feel or creative twist, but in the heat of the moment I often default to something familiar. I would rather go ahead and use it to keep the scene moving than try to stall and think of something if I'm blanking.

Somewhat British, but I feel they fit the theme:

Ash, blood[y], embers, smoke, and variants thereof: What the bloody ash-f#$k is going on in here!

Other variants of elemental slurs:

Gickspit, wigglerspunk, rukballs, drovblighted, whira-whipped, krath-burned, vivspewing

Denigrations based on Zalanthan race:

Elf-kanker (i love calling elves this), bug-sucker (breed), templar piss-pot (loyal Allanaki), sand-snatch (tribal), boulder-humper (dwarf), the most boring people in the Known (humans)

Modifications of RW swears:

Feth, feck, frack, shart, ash-hole, burt-breath

Things based on IG groups:

Kuraci-faced, Kadian-smelling, Arm-fisted

And I just make up new words:

Lurping, foodle, narked, booz
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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 08:11:17 PM »
Sometimes the classics are best, but in rare instances where more is needed, I like involving chalton.

Chaltie-sucking cock wallets, chaltie-shagging cum guzzlers...those daft fucking chaltie humpers - you get the idea.

That's a southie thing, I'd guess. For northerners, I think there's a lot of calling people tregil (which is like yellowbelly). Like, you know, that shit-slurping little piss of a tregil couldn't hunt down a tuber in a grocer's shop. Fuck'm.

So then, in an aside, I honestly sometimes worry I'm offending the playerbase. I apologize now, in advance and also in hindsight. I'm actually low-key worried this whole post isn't appropriate.

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tiny rainbow

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 08:30:13 PM »
You're probably not offending playerbase, seems every time anyone gets brought a carru dick it ends up turning into endless jokes and slapstick :)

Modifications of RW swears:

Feth, feck, frack
I think these are too much like cable TV sci-fi replacements for swear words to try get the effect without the shock value and emotion and emphasis, but ends up just seeming too jarringly fake-sounding kinda.

Hauwke

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 10:32:56 PM »
Sometimes, you don't even need to swear if you get creative enough with the word play. Remember folks, the people of Zalanthas are not educated in any way, they may just call you a scrab-eye because it sounds funny.

Eyeball

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 12:40:51 AM »
Ya gortok.

Veselka

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 02:10:08 AM »
Cunt.

Cocksucker.

Dune-Hopper.

'Gicker.

Shitbird.

Dick-Swangler.

Amateur whore.

Elf Taint.

Half-hard half-elf.

Hung like a thornwood branch.

Tits like shriveled kzul.

Yo' mama so fat, she sits at the Gaj and Red's at the same time.

Yo' mama so stupid, she thinks sirihish is a type of snack.

Yo' mama so fat, she thinks elf-fingers are fifty elves put in a barrel.
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tiny rainbow

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 10:24:11 AM »
Amateur whore.
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I'd probably avoid this unless someone is ACTUALLY a whore and implying they are doing it badly, otherwise it's just word replacement for whore and too obviously being used like real world sex-is-a-bad-thing culture, this seems like it'd be not properly roleplaying the setting really.

Cunt.
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Avoid imposing your own interpretations and norms on the game world. For example, there is no sexism on Zalanthas; women and men are treated equally.

This means that the following would not happen in Armageddon: a man expressing shame at being beaten sparring by a woman; someone referring to women as needing protection or coddling; a woman being shamed for sexual promiscuity while a man is praised for it.
Using female genitalia as a go-to word meaning lowest, most denigrated, disgusting person, as it generally means in modern real life culture, doesn't really seem to fit the setting, you didn't list dick, I think this is because of the same thing, not you, but because of letting real life culture influence thoughts, there's not those connotations of seething hate and disgust attached to the word "dick" like there is "cunt", so I think using it (along with "pussy") to insult would be seen as not properly roleplaying cos it's basically using "woman" as an insult

Note that if you're tribal all swears become plural:
  Githshits!
  That fuckgiths runner
  I am always killing this drovpisses gemmer
  Teks' tits
I love this, the way people make tribal ways of talking unique is great :D
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valeria

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2019, 12:00:21 PM »
I seem to recall saying this before, maybe in the previous thread, but I think that "cocksucker" as a stand alone insult doesn't really work with the setting since it's an RL insult on the basis of implied homosexuality. Unless there's something particular about the cock the insulted person is supposedly sucking, like elf dick or something, but I think it should be qualified. And you should throw clitsucker in there as well.

Humans who suck elf clit would be just as Zalanthas gross as people who suck elf cock. Because the basis of the insult would be racism, not sexual negativity or homosexual negativity.
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Veselka

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2019, 12:04:05 PM »
Sure.
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Need some new swear words
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2019, 10:37:50 PM »
'Feck' and 'Fecking' have been a part of my IG vocab far too long to change it now. It's purely a Nakki thing for me.

Now, what I like to do is <Element> <adjective><body part>

It's been endless fun for me.

Krath's fiery tits that sucked
By Krath's flaming beard, that's impossible
Whira's shitty breath (not a bodypart)
Ruk's dirty nuts

As you can see, mostly just interjections here. When it comes to nouns, or calling someone a name, I usually just dirty up an IG race, beast or object.

That horny chalton
He's a krath-touched raptor-fucker looking for a quick death
Jozhal nozzle

Someone stealing is a feckin' sharp fingered shit. A lousy elf, or someone seeming crazy or over emotional or just weird usually results in me calling them breedy.

When the ultimate shit hits the fan, and I know I and/or the entire unit is going to die in ways that make me tremble, there's only word I need to reach for that always does it justice:

Drov.

I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.