Взрослый Человек с Осакой на аватаре (darth_blade) wrote in linguaphiles,
Взрослый Человек с Осакой на аватаре

Vague cursing

Again, not much of a linguistic topic - posting a question just to have fun.

When it comes to cursing, the offensiveness of the phrase is usually apparent. But not always - for example, Russian has "Чтоб тебе пусто было", which literally translates to "Let (it) be empty for you". It's slightly dated, but still very much used. What's interesting is that its actual meaning (apart from the speaker's anger) is quite vague - nobody seems to know what's supposed to be empty. So, just for fun, let's share similarly vague curses from other languages.

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