Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms


May 30 2014, 21:15:19 UTC 7 months ago

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In Korean, the word for 18 is very very similar to the word for 'fuck'

씹힐 (sshibal) - fuck
시팔 (shipal) - eighteen

Also, the word for 'don't want/no' begins with a similiar sound, so I can see them all being potential pairs
싫어 (shiro) - don't want/no


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