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    LIKE A REAL MAN

    What would one say to threaten to kill somebody? Something very strong and rude, which can be possibly said by a warrior to a warrior (in old times - no slang). In Russian we have something old-fashioned like (literally) "I will gut you!".

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    "I shall butcher you"
    "I shall slay you"
    "I shall gore you" (gore - definition of gore by Macmillan Dictionary, this might be a literary license)
    "I shall vanquish you" (although this one doesn't imply the killing part)


    If come up with any more, I'll let you know.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    "I shall butcher you"
    "I shall slay you"
    "I shall gore you" (gore - definition of gore by Macmillan Dictionary, this might be a literary license)
    "I shall vanquish you" (although this one doesn't imply the killing part)


    If come up with any more, I'll let you know.

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    "I shall gore you." This only works if you are a talking bull.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    What would one say to threaten to kill somebody? Something very strong and rude, which can be possibly said by a warrior to a warrior (in old times - no slang). In Russian we have something old-fashioned like (literally) "I will gut you!".
    Slaying, gutting, butchering etcetera have nothing to do with being "like a real man".

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I shall gore you." This only works if you are a talking bull.
    The OP didn't mention the warrriors had to be human. She might be writing a blood-and-gore fable, where bulls are the warriors!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    The OP didn't mention the warrriors had to be human. She might be writing a blood-and-gore fable, where bulls are the warriors!
    Hmm.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    I, too, was wondering what the title had to do with the post. For future reference, Marina Gaider, please don't post your title in capital letters and make sure that it contains all or some of the words you are querying. "Another way to say "I will kill you" " would have been good for this one.

    Some people might say "You're a dead man", or "You're dead meat". Those are a threat to kill.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Slaying, gutting, butchering etcetera have nothing to do with being "like a real man".
    Then maybe we should include "with my own hands" or "in individual combat/fight"
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    She might be writing a blood-and-gore fable, where bulls are the warriors!
    What a load of bullocks!

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    Re: LIKE A REAL MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Slaying, gutting, butchering etcetera have nothing to do with being "like a real man".
    I tried to be ironical. Sorry that I didn't manage.

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