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Questions about language that may be considered offensive or inappropriate in certain contexts.

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What is the meaning of “Dirty Dick”?

In London, there is a pretty famous bar called "Dirty Dick". I imagined how I would translate it to my language, giggled, and started looking a resonable meaning of "Dirty Dick". Here is what I have ...
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SNL line about getting a donut

Ok. so English is my 2nd language... I watch this episode of SNL. And people are cracking up.. But I can't get my head around why "Can a bitch get a donut?” is funny and who is Keven Roberts (Googling ...
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Not common words [closed]

Is this a vulgar slang or something? When such a word can be used? You are a blight. Is there other words that convey the same clue? E.g. You are an adversity, an ordeal.
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What does “wtf” mean?

What is Abstraction in OOP? There is a video in the above address. Here it is on YouTube at :40. Some of the information that would be useful would be Full Name Address ... ...
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What is the meaning of expression “cherry bomb”? [closed]

I've heard this word in the song Black Hole from Rob Zombie. Is it something vulgar or just a regular expression?
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Are some offensive words always masculine?

I have an interesting question which has got me thinking lately. You see, there are some nouns that I have always seen be used as masculine such as the words "fucker" and "motherfucker" (which I am ...
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Can we use “that”, “those”, in a derogative way

Do you have examples of uses of "that" "those", etc... in a derogative way.
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What does it mean to say “f*** this n***a” here, and when to use it

I was reading some jokes on Facebook​when I saw this. What does it mean and when will you use it?
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“[Bleep] talking” What's the offensive word that was bleeped out? [closed]

In this video, Dwayne Johnson appeared on The Tonight Show and was talking about himself being named the sexiest man alive on the cover of People Magazine. This conversation starts at 12 seconds into ...
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What is a non-vulgar synonym for this swear word meaning “an enormous amount”?

How do I say "shitload" or "shit-ton" without cursing? Ideally, I'm looking for a term for casual conversation but without any cursing, the word you can use with kids and teens, or just adults you ...
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The female equivalent of “don't break my balls”

We all know that someone who can never be quiet, who criticizes, moans and nags until your patience wears thin and snaps. Some men will intimidate the nagger by saying: Stop breaking my balls! I ...
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“Head start” for “advantage”. Then what is for “disadvantage”?

There are many synonyms, slang expressions, and idioms that refers to or almost to "advantage." For example, well as I said, a head start refers to an advantage. However there are rarely a few words ...
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How bad is the word “pussy”? [closed]

I know words, I have the baddest words, but I'd like to know exactly how bad the word "pussy" is. When it's referring to women's genitalia, and when the word is being discussed as opposed to used, how ...
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Meanings of the 'F' word [closed]

I'm looking meaning of 'F' word. So, What are the meanings of following sentences with 'fuck': 1.what the fuck are you doing ? 2.Let's get the fuck out of here! 3.I'm fucking sick of this fucking ...
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Meaning of: “I kinda hit it and quit it and left ya'll hanging” [closed]

Today, while I was listening to a song (Fort Minor - Welcome), I heard the following sentence: I kinda hit it and quit it and left ya'll hanging One of the meanings I found w/ Google translator: ...
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Politer form of expletive?

Which term is more appropriate to use? "fucked" or "buggered"
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A more polite way of saying “the world is going to sh--”

I am writing an essay and I want a more polite way of saying "the world is going to shit". I don't want to swear and can't think of what else to say. Can anyone help me?
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Does the phrase “Get down on your knees and pay your dues” have rude or sexual connotations in America?

Get down on your knees and pay your dues I said this, and my mom freaked out, thinking it was a weird sexual reference. I have never heard it that way, and teachers at my school say it frequently.
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Using “native” as a noun to refer to native speakers

Is using "native" as a noun to refer to native speakers of a language (as opposed to people native to an area) incorrect, potentially offensive, or both? For example: It's ok to start speaking in [...
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Are words asterisked because they're vulgar, or because of the concept being referred to?

Some words get asterisked. For example, it's not uncommon to see "f***" or "sh*t". But is it because of the vulgar word being used, or is it because of the concept being referred to? For example, ...
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Meaning of holy cow and holy $h!t

What do the words holy cow and holy shit mean? I have read them in dramas and online articles. Are they offensive? Is it normal for a person to use it?
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Dumbass or idiot? [closed]

Why choose dumbass instead of idiot or viceversa?
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What is a “sand nazi”?

I was looking for a definition to "sand niggers" and found this It makes sense to refer to Arabs as sand niggers because of the desert and dark skin but what is a sand nazi? it makes no sense at all.
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Is it OK if I used word “f---” in my topic for my teacher?

My school teacher asked my to make a topic about something that I do well, so I decided to write about my knowledge in electronics engineering. So I want to write a sentence like "what the fuck is ...
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Can you say something like this in English? [closed]

I am trying to translate from Russian a phrase that uses obscene vocabulary. I want it to be translated literally, only replacing unacceptable obscene words with more acceptable ones. The problem with ...
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the meaning of vulgar expression

They pulled him on to the bank and turned him over. I know this man, he said. His friend said, who owns him? Nobody owns him, but he curses in German, therefore let us take him to the German House,...
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About speaking --N— words between African Americans [closed]

I enjoy watching the Kee & Peele. As you can hear around 2:00~, from this sketch, Troy and Mark are beginning to "exchange their words". Now they are saying, for example, Troy says to Mark "What ...
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If “to f---” means to have sex, what does this idiom mean?

We all know that fuck means to have sex, so what does it mean when a speaker says fuck you? If fuck me means the speaker is asking someone else to have sex have with them, then what does fuck you ...
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What’s the meaning of “Shut the <EXPLETIVE> up down there!”?

While I was reading a book, a book character screamed "Shut the fuck up down there!" I can't pick apart any phrasal verbs from this sentence.
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Sandra – told Mrs. Smell – that Daddy's a big – sloppy – kike

Sandra – told Mrs. Smell – that Daddy's a big – sloppy – kike. This is a sentence from Salinger's story Down at the Dinghy. On the Internet it is often interpreted as the evidence of the innocence of ...
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Is the word 'minority' offensive? [closed]

Is the word 'minority' offensive? While in academic writing, it's very common to specify the special group with less number of people with the term, is it considered offensive especially in the US, ...
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I missed the flying f*** out of you. Meaning

Please explain me why FF uses here as meaning of missing?
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How should I understand this line from Pulp Fiction?

Butch: You okay? Marsellus: Naw man. I'm pretty fuckin' far from okay! This is dialogue from the movie Pulp Fiction. What kind of the word class is "fuckin'" in the sentence: Participium or ...
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What is another word for “sh*t”?

As we know, people in current society are more in to the word shit when they get frustrated over something. The real meaning of this word is solid waste from a person's or animal's body according to a ...
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White trash people

How "bad" is white trash considered? Are people generally hurt by being called this, or is it considered milder then for example nigger? Are someone using this word considered a bigot? Is it ever ...
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Can “tit” be used for men's nipples?

I know that "tit" means nipple, and can be used to refer the to the breast as a whole, and has a few unrelated meanings. But can it be used in a normal context to mean a man's nipples, or only a ...
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Is “hell no!” impolite?

"What the hell?" is a toned down variant of "what the fu**" and can be considered offensive in some formal contexts. My question is more about other expressions like "hell no!". Is it impolite or ...
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Is “My [nationality] friend” natural and appropriate English?

I sometimes come across Japanese speakers using the phrase "My [nationality] friend". For example, something like "I met my German friend in Kyoto and we went to Kiyomizudera yesterday." (The name ...
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Is the word “foreigner” to be avoided?

Is "foreigner" a word that some people may get offended at? A Japanese person learning English used to use "foreigner" as a translation of 外国人 (gaikokujin). However, a native speaker of English told ...
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Is the phrase “suit yourself” offensive?

I was using the phrase "suit yourself" quite often since the equivalent in my native language it is a legitimate way to express "do whatever you consider the best." However, when I used this phrase ...
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Is “what the hell” considered offensive?

Is "what the hell" used as just an expression, or is it considered offensive? In what situations is it "okay" to use it? If it is offensive, is there a more "polite" alternative which expresses the ...
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Is “Negro” an offensive word, or do some people just take offense to it, and why?

I was not born in the US, so let me clarify why I'm asking such question: In Portuguese, the word "Negro" is the correct term when referring to the race, where calling somebody "Black", the color, ...
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Why is “a Japanese” offensive?

When talking about a person from Japan, why is it offensive to say "a Japanese" rather than "a Japanese person"? The English language Wiktionary says (person in or from Japan): The singular “a ...