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"K*rwa"-why do young Poles find this word so cool ?


spiritus 68 | 666  
15 Aug 2008 /  #1
I hate hearing this word and it's used so often in Poland these days.

It's used indiscriminately in front of older people and kids-it's disgusting !
polishgirltx  
15 Aug 2008 /  #2
so what do you wanna do about it?
Del boy 20 | 254  
15 Aug 2008 /  #3
young=stupid with no respect to knowledge people, young as a whole Yes, young Poland - a few percent -no
osiol 55 | 3,922  
15 Aug 2008 /  #4
I've heard the K-word from plenty of older people.
Even today, I heard a 60 year old say it.

K*rwa

I would have preferred to see a few more asterisks there. Something like:

k***a
k****

or even

**r**
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
15 Aug 2008 /  #5
I'd say it is used equally by young and old alike. But not so much by women.
Del boy 20 | 254  
15 Aug 2008 /  #6
Jeremy Springer type Yes, they use K word all the time- polish trash they are
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Aug 2008 /  #7
lol

i will never forget walking into a shop in madrid and seeing this old man peering down at a little little kid and saying 'cono, mi cargo en tu puta madre'

shocking

hilarious
randompal 7 | 306  
15 Aug 2008 /  #8
it's used so often in Poland these days.

its no different than English speakers using the f-word indiscriminately
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
15 Aug 2008 /  #9
Jeremy Springer type Yes, they use K word all the time- polish trash they are

Please, don't pretend that you have never used it. I've heard all types of people use it.
OP spiritus 68 | 666  
16 Aug 2008 /  #10
so what do you wanna do about it?

And what the hell is that supposed to mean ?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
16 Aug 2008 /  #11
I know that the above is a misquote. But it does read quite funny :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Aug 2008 /  #12
And what the hell is that supposed to mean ?

Do you have any ideas how to stop young people saying k***a?
I'd start by doing something about older people saying k***a.

You could start with a TV advertisement campaign,
posters, leaflets...
maybe start an anti-swearing campaign organisation.
My Polish isn't good enough to think of a name for it though.
Franek 8 | 271  
16 Aug 2008 /  #13
Krysia.. I am having a bad day..I cant get the darn thing to preview,so I am not sure if it will work.

In the event it does not, then you post it..It is got to be the funniest video that you have ever seen..

Ok, here goes again,,
OP spiritus 68 | 666  
16 Aug 2008 /  #14
It took a second attempt for me to get it right. First time I posted it I spelt the full word correctly and added an asterisk in the middle of it.............I had to go back to edit my post :)
Danny 2 | 91  
17 Aug 2008 /  #15
People curse, it's the way we are. Just don't let it offend you! It's only a word. Try living in Manchester... Even my little brother calls me a c*nt!!
Switezianka - | 463  
18 Aug 2008 /  #16
This is a wonderful, flexible and colourful word that can express anything the speaker wants.
It can be used as a noun, pronoun, particle, exclamation and conjunction although Polish grammar doesn't allow conversion in any other case.
If it is used without skill and imagination, it does not reveal its potential, but an experienced speaker who speaks Polish tongue with finesse, selecting words with expertise and delicacy like a poet, can make an art of using that word.

There are things which can never be expressed without a "k*rwa". Yes, their basic, literal meaning (denotative) can, of course, be conveyed using other words, but the sincere emotional intensity and the power of expression (connotative meaning) achieved by one, simple "k*rwa" is impossible to reach by means considered polite language by non-imaginative, narrow-minded speakers who use human language only in the simplest manner. To use so sophisticated a tool, one must be an artist to some extent. One must know, where to put "k*rwa" in a sentence, to change a simple statement into a complaint, an expression of anger, sarcasm, joke; to change a flat, lifeless sentence into something that cannot leave the listener unaffected; turn a phrase that would be forgotten in a stream of small talk into something meaningful, powerful, striking and changing the whole character of the conversation.

Yes, k*rwa is like violin: if you don't know how to use it, you just make a terrible noise, but if you have enough skill and inspiration, you can play heavenly music.

Therefore: don't take away our k*rwas from us!
Danny 2 | 91  
18 Aug 2008 /  #17
Well, I think it's safe to say that we can close the book on K*rwa now.

It really is a cool f*cking word though!!! :D
polishgirltx  
18 Aug 2008 /  #19
Piorun

hahaha....there you go....
Danny 2 | 91  
18 Aug 2008 /  #20
Yep. Says it all. There's nothing left to say.
JaeTheProducer 3 | 33  
18 Aug 2008 /  #21
I often shout it out when im in a supermarket next to Polish section. It's the only swear word i picked up when i was with my ex.
Danny 2 | 91  
18 Aug 2008 /  #22
I learnt "pieprz to" from mine. Apparently "f*ck it". But not according to my dictionary...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
19 Aug 2008 /  #23
It is irritating. That video that is posted often about the Polish guy who is calling about his computer and keeps saying it grows thin. Overuse of anything can be irritating tho.

There's a good clip of a Polish rally driver taking a corner and suddenly encountering a truck. He yells out 'co to k**** jest'? That's funny!! It is a powerful word and helps give a sense of identity and group mentality to youngsters. At football games, it's said everywhere.

It may also be a sign of rebellion. Many substitutes like 'kużwa' popped up to make their outbursts more acceptable but there will always be a hardcore of 'k****' utterers. Take it or leave it.
10iwonka10 - | 395  
21 Aug 2008 /  #24
I can ask similar question:
f....

I hate hearing this word and it's used so often in UK these days.
finT 12 | 167  
22 Aug 2008 /  #25
Was in a pub in a wee toon in Scotland the other day and from the guys at the bar every second word was F##K and from the guys sitting at the back of the bar every second word was K***A! Along with my Guinness pure multi-cultural bliss!
Danny 2 | 91  
22 Aug 2008 /  #26
They're just words, people. They can't hurt you.

Sticks and stones and all that jazz...
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
22 Aug 2008 /  #27
They're just words, people. They can't hurt you.

Whilst that true D, it's just not pleasant to hear all the time...People just dont seem to be able to express themselves without using the word fcuk to emphasise certain things, it's just a lack of vocabulary. Saying that I have no issues calling certain people on this fourm kunts.
Danny 2 | 91  
22 Aug 2008 /  #28
it's just not pleasant to hear all the time

Unlucky for us Mancs then, hey?

it's just a lack of vocabulary

I beg to differ slightly. I have something of an extensive vocabulary and I swear like a motherf*cker!!! What can I say... I'm a product of my environment :D
Ernest - | 2  
25 Aug 2008 /  #29
Hi,

Poles like word k.u.r.w.a. Amerykans like world "*****" when they talk to girls.

K.u.r.w.a is multi use world, especiali when you use world p.i.e.r.d.o.l.i.ć. to combination. It's the same like f.u.c.k in eng. For exapmle:

F.u.c.k. off = O.d.p.i.e.r.d.o.l się.

Poles saying "k.u.r.w.a!!!" when they happy very much (example: when they win in lottery). But also they can use k.u.r.w.a when they sad harldy: k.u.r.w.a mać!. When they surprise: O k.u.r.w.a! Or in sytuation when GF said "im in pregnant": OOO... k.u.r.w.a mać!! Ja p.i.e.r.d.o.l.e!!

etc.

--
Best regards
Ernest
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
25 Aug 2008 /  #30
its no different than English speakers using the f-word indiscriminately

This is quite true, but not very good...My roomate had his three children over yesterday: two teenage boys (14-15), and one daughter (about 10)...They were in the basement, watching videos, and almost evry word out of the boys mouth was mother ********* was cursing, too, which was surprising, since he is a basically responsible guy...the young girl kept running outside, where I was playing guitar, just to get away from this...she looked quite unhappy, which was understandable, having to listen to this filth...I am ashamed when white European people act like the worst black scum.

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