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Our new lingustic acquisitions from the Polish forums


OP pawian 176 | 14,299
17 Mar 2019 #91
Yes, it is. And there`s another similar one, but I will post it in another thread.
Fortunately, my poopi.. students are spared the stress because I never take them to the board. We talk sitting at desks.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
17 Mar 2019 #92
I do it occasionally, usually if someone's been a bit of a knob and needed to be taken down a peg or two.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
17 Mar 2019 #93
someone's been a bit of a knob

It means not bright enough or troublemaker?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
17 Mar 2019 #94
A troublemaker, but in this context, it's like they're doing stupid things rather than being an out-and-out troublemaker. For instance -

Me: "That Brajan is playing up in my class"
colleague: "Yeah, he's being a knob in my class too"

Bell-end (or bellend) is also commonly heard in our staff room.
cms neuf 1 | 1,852
18 Mar 2019 #95
British English has some good words at that "mild" level - kind of 2 out of 5 swearing where someone is foolish and irritating but not offensive. Dickhead, bellend, knob etc.

US English doesn't seem to have the same range - there are not many options between jerk and stronger things like c****ucker.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
18 Mar 2019 #96
A troublemaker, but in this context, it's like they're doing stupid things rather than being an out-and-out troublemaker. For instance -

Oh, I see. It is sth like pajac - clown.
Lyzko 29 | 7,283
18 Mar 2019 #97
As opposed to "pajak" - spider!
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
26 Mar 2019 #98
You tell quite a lot of big old porky pies.

Wow, Cockney slang. Funny.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
27 Mar 2019 #99
Womp womp

I like this one because of it`s rhythmic sounding.

However, I am not sure posters know all its meanings: one of them is:

Mindless blathering of a brain dead trumptard who has guzzled too much trump jism, and can no longer speak coherently.

urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=womp%20womp
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
2 Feb 2020 #100
with his gentle kumbaya stuff he is peddling here...

Wow, thanks Iron, I checked what you mean. I never heard (of) this song.

dictionary.com/e/slang/kumbaya/

kumbaya is often used in political discourse to dismiss efforts at consensus or agreement on complex, dug-in issues as too simplistic, unrealistic, or optimistic, i.e., joining together in song and hand might sound pleasant, but it doesn't make thorny problems go away.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Feb 2020 #101
Sex (not gender)

Hmm, really? I can show you texts written by British authors with Gender in personal info section.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
23 Feb 2020 #102
You big, lazy lump.

Wow, I didn`t know it also connotes a person in English, like in Polish.

2. Someone who does nothing but sit around.

But the Polish one is more derogatory :

This is lump:



OP pawian 176 | 14,299
23 Jun 2020 #103
sock puppet troll

Wow, at last sth new, never seen it here before. To make sure, I checked if the sock has some deeper meanings, but it doesn`t.
johnny reb 28 | 5,330
26 Jun 2020 #104
2. Someone who does nothing but sit around.

In Jamaica we called them 'Logy'.
Here in America we call them 'Wefare f's'.
jon357 66 | 17,078
26 Jun 2020 #105
Wow, I didn`t know it also connotes a person in English, like in Polish.

Yes, however as far as I know the etymology differs.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,282
26 Jun 2020 #106
the etymology differs

I wonder if it has anything to do with "lumpenproletariat" which sounds of German origin.

"Lumpen" (plural) in German means "alte, stark beschÃĪdigte Kleidung" which is what the down-and-out (lump) in Pawian's picture is wearing.
Bratwurst Boy 9 | 10,632
27 Jun 2020 #107
But that would be a different meaning, wouldn't it?

After all "Lumpenproletariat" isn't so much derogatory for a lazy drunkard but for the very poor but hard working laborer during the industrial revolution, who worked 24/7 but never earned enough for decent housing, food or clothing, hence running around in rags (Lumpen).

Of course....these subtleties could have gone lost in translation during the years...

PS: There could be another meaning for "Lump" (assumed it is german), the english translation would be probably "scalawag". (Rascal? Scoundrel?)
jon357 66 | 17,078
27 Jun 2020 #108
I wonder if it has anything to do with "lumpenproletariat"

I think it does. We use lumpenproletariat in English too, specifically in connection with Marx's economic theories. Someone one explained that lump came into Polish from that word.

Lump in English is not a particularly pretty word, meaning a shapeless piece of something. Quite an old word.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
2 Jul 2020 #109
And you go around using the word twat. we don't do that anymore, not if we have respect for women.

oops, whenever I saw sb using it here I thought it means moron, idiot. Now, after reading this comment I checked that it means... . you know what. I was wrong for so many years!
Miloslaw 8 | 3,220
2 Jul 2020 #110
No. You were right.
Very few British people give the word a second thought and I am sure that many do not even know the true meaning.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,541
2 Jul 2020 #111
you know what. I was wrong for so many years!

Yeah its a very bad word no one uses it nowadays , well only idiots and sexists, no excuse if a so called intelligent person uses it.
Vincent 9 | 875 Moderator
2 Jul 2020 #112
whenever I saw sb using it here I thought it means moron, idiot.

It's one of those slang words with a double meaning. When used in British English, 98% of the time it is used in a "moron, idiot" context.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,220
2 Jul 2020 #113
Yeah its a very bad word no one uses it nowadays

But you wouldn't know because you haven't lived here for years.....
I hear the word almost daily.... it has lost it's power to offend.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,541
2 Jul 2020 #114
I hear the word almost daily..

Because you associate with low level morons , whats your business , landscape gardening, meat packing ?
Miloslaw 8 | 3,220
2 Jul 2020 #115
Because you associate with low level morons

Yeah, but only on PF...... LOL!!
Ziemowit 13 | 4,282
3 Jul 2020 #116
you associate with low level morons

but only on PF

You have become overtly aggresive these days. And you were only passively aggresive not a long time ago.

Das ist nicht so gut, Milo.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,220
3 Jul 2020 #117
You have become overtly aggresive these days.

You may well be right............

Das ist nicht so gut

I agree.
I will try to tone down.


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