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Need older Brits help  [message #67681] Fri, 19 April 2013 07:00 Go to next message
Smokr is currently offline  Smokr

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I need some of you older Brits to share some slang swear words from the eighties and earlier.
You know, one word cusses, short phrases, that kind of thing typical of teens from Britain and southern Scotland from before the mid eighties.
Ones still in use are fine, but none newer than the mid-eighties.
I'd rather you keep the board clean, so please PM your replies, unless you have some examples of less obnoxious ones. Surprised



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67682 is a reply to message #67681] Fri, 19 April 2013 07:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My era of 60s/70s was pretty fucking standard. We had nothing much special at all that I remember. 'Bollocks' was used a fair bit, still is. THat word that women so hate, cunt, was as popular then as today, as were dick, prick, cock. Bugger's usage as, bizarrely, a more polite version of fuck, remains the same today. The words haven't changed, but the precise deployment of them in phrases is likely to have shifted subtly.

No need to keep the board clean, you know. I'm intrigued by the answers.



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67683 is a reply to message #67682] Fri, 19 April 2013 07:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What a load of bollocks! You should bloody well know that southern Scotland (and the rest of it) is a part of Great Britain, you dozy bugger. Stap me. Bloody hell! What sort of shit for brains am I dealing with? Now piss off.

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PS - does this fill the bill?



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67685 is a reply to message #67683] Fri, 19 April 2013 10:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good enough so far, thanks! LOL
I'm trying to keep a character's language in synch with the times. I have no idea what was popular among teens for slang curses, only what was on 70's and 80's UK television shows, and there were few teens on them.



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67686 is a reply to message #67681] Fri, 19 April 2013 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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By far the commonest in my circles in the 70s and early 80s was "sod" and its associates.

"Sod off". "No I sodding well won't"., "Sod you, then".

More generally, overworked new vogue words included "hassle", "bummer" (unpleasant experience), "suss out" and suchlike.



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67688 is a reply to message #67686] Fri, 19 April 2013 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Old episodes of The Sweeney on Youtube might be some help. The original, not the 2012 remake.



But you have to remember that the words became minced oaths, which then entered the vernacular



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67690 is a reply to message #67688] Fri, 19 April 2013 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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O goodie! Something to watch later! Thanks!
And I can't believe I didn't think of sod. Was it also used as a... I guess noun, back then?
As in "You stupid sod."?
Or was that later than mid-eighties?



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67714 is a reply to message #67690] Thu, 02 May 2013 06:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There really was a "Flying Squad?"
I thought that was a Monty Python joke!



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Re: Need older Brits help  [message #67733 is a reply to message #67681] Mon, 06 May 2013 11:40 Go to previous message
Ian John Copeland is currently offline  Ian John Copeland

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Wanker, tosser, benny (as in a simple character from Crossroads and used as an insult aimed at the residents of the Falklands).

As for ones aimed at gays 'mo, homo, queer, bender, arse bandit etc, etc.

Goodness knows I must be missing shedloads of earthy insults.

Ian



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