Saturday, 10 November 2007

Dirty Talk

"Yer, that guy talk so roughly. What tiu?! No class lar."
"If he say F*ck will sound better hor?"
"Yalor. Sounds better. Got class!"

I had this conversation with a friend of mine some time ago. Since when did foul language have taken into account to rank person?! I mean if you're saying it in English then it would be alright whereas if you say it in Chinese, then you're some rude uncivilized bastard who can't bring himself in a proper manner? Well, I'm sure there is more who think that way, more than what I could imagine. Tiu=class bawahan, and F*ck=I'm so cool.

I'm so cool!

The usage of profane language has been common in the society today. You can almost hear it everywhere and anywhere you go, doesn't matter what language it was spoken in. It can be a word, expression, gesture, or other social behaviour which socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rude or vulgar. In other words, people are actually cursing each other everyday o_O Some do it on purpose, some are just too used to it already.

Practice makes perfect, they say -_-"

Some tend to start every sentence of theirs with the word 'tiu'. Tiu, where did you go? Tiu, lei mei sei ah? Tiu, go die lar you! Tiu-ing everywhere! My god, I feel so rude already!>_<

It's undeniable that some language may sound more rude than other languages even when you're saying a word that has the same meaning. I especially find Hokkien the worst of all. Maybe it's just the way people talk. When I was young, I used to hear those people screaming their lungs out at each other in Hokkien . I thought they were swearing, as I do not understand it. I can't even form a simple sentence in Hokkien to save a life! Yes, me no speak Hokkien. Me no understand also lar! However, now you can hardly hear anyone speaking in Hokkien anymore in KL. Except for when I'm in HungryJess house, and they do shout once in a while. But they were not arguing, they were just being considerate *I think* to make sure that the other person could actually hear them=P And of course they don't use any foul languages at home.

I'm sure most feel uneasy when people around them tiu-ing, mahai-ing, lan jiao-ing and cheebye-ing everywhere. All you want to do is just give them one hard slap on the face! But when you hear "F*ck, I forgot to wash my hands after going to the toilet!" or "Wtf! The shit just doesn't come out!", it doesn't give you any impact. It's just another English word to me, I don't know about you though.

I am not trying to say that I do not use such words at all. I do. But just occasionally, when I'm really furious or something. I am no angel, I know that. However, those that I use is limited, because I only know of a few. Haha. The Chinese ones, I barely know any, no matter what dialect that is in existence.

Although it has been generally considered to be accepted (in a way) *no choice lar, widely used*, but make sure you don't simply call someone a bitch without any reason. You might hurt someone without realizing it.

So, in order not to be rude or to be ranked to be in the low class category, make sure you balance your share of English and Chinese profane language usage or give up using it completely =P

I say zip it!


js said...

If the hokkien word is abbreviated like CCB can or not? Haha. You haven't listened to foochow dialect yet.

You and slowcatchupkuan are sisters? Took me awhile to realize it.

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hallo! Yes! I totally agree with u! Any people who open their mouth with a foul word will down-graded them self! BTW tq for dropping at my site! Have a nice day!

Little Raymond said...

To think that my recent post is to get help to stop myself from swearing :S How ironic.

blurryhunniee said...


I had to google to find out what CCB stands for! Lol! I don'r speak Hokkien. Hehe. Use at your own will, but bare to risk to be judged =P

hor ny ang moh,

But somehow some words just come natuarally, and when you say 'shit' or 'damn', it doesn't really sound that bad. Hehe. Anyways, thank YOU for dropping by =)

little raymond,

Haha. Good luck then ;P

blurryhunniee said...


I missed out about the sisters part. Hehe. Yeap, you got it right. We're sisters ;P

I don't know whether I've heard people swearing in foochow or not, may not be able to differentiate it *paiseh*