Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: By Jove!

  1. #11
    GeneD is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Belarus
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    853

    Re: By Jove!

    'Muckfay' means 'f*ck' in pig Latin, right?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

  2. #12
    PeterCW is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    419

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    'Muckfay' means 'f*ck' in pig Latin, right?
    In Ireland you have the less offensive alternative of "feck".
    Retired magazine editor and native British English speaker - not a teacher

  3. #13
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    72,668

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCW View Post
    In Ireland you have the less offensive alternative of "feck".
    It has to be done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNwcXtWFWic

  4. #14
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    59,268

    Re: By Jove!

    I had a pet hamster called "Feck". I got him at the time that Father Ted was it its most popular. The most amusing thing, for me, was when I had to take him to the vet and, when it was his turn to be examined, the vet would poke her head out of her room and shout "Feck" at the top of her voice. She was a fan of the show and loved the reaction from the other people in the waiting room too!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. #15
    Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Charlie Bernstein is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8,477

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    If one "Wow" isn't enough I might say, "Wow! Wow!" Sometimes three "Wow"s.

    I haven't tried "Holey moley" yet

    Where I come from, it's Holy moly!

    There's always the good old, reliable Holy shit!

    I like Yikes!, Good grief!, and Whoa!

    One of my nieces frequently deploys O-M-G!

    And Maine has the highly evocative J.C. variants Jiminy Christmas! and Jeezum Crow!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  6. #16
    Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Charlie Bernstein is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8,477

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    'Muckfay' means 'f*ck' in Pig Latin, right?
    Close. That would be uckfay.

    Muckfay would be Pig Latin for fmuck.

    What happens in Newfoundland stays in Newfoundland.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  7. #17
    GeneD is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Belarus
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    853

    Re: By Jove!

    I didn't know there was the word 'fmuck' in English, but I googled and there is! Thanks for pointing that out. And for the correction of the error thanks too.

    Edit by moderator: Warning to other users: if you click on the link above, you will be taken to the Urban Dictionary where you will find a fairly offensive definition, including profanity.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Oct-2020 at 11:07. Reason: Added warning about contents of link
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

  8. #18
    Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Charlie Bernstein is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8,477

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    I didn't know there was the word 'fmuck' in English, but I googled and there is! Thanks for pointing that out. And for the correction of the error thanks too.
    It's big news to me, too! Thanks!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  9. #19
    probus's Avatar
    probus is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    5,189

    Re: By Jove!

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    I didn't know there was the word 'fmuck' in English, but I googled and there is! Thanks for pointing that out. And for the correction of the error thanks too.

    Edit by moderator: Warning to other users: if you click on the link above, you will be taken to the Urban Dictionary where you will find a fairly offensive definition, including profanity.
    I'd advise learners not to put too much faith in UrbanDictionary. It has its uses, but is very unrelaible.
    Last edited by probus; 19-Oct-2020 at 16:17. Reason: Typo

  10. #20
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    72,668

    Re: By Jove!

    I think fmuck is on a par with Psmith as a language guide. The site is full of nonsense, but it is also full of good recordings of slang- anyone can post anything, so a lot is simply childish insults of a classmate, but it does catch all the latest real slang. Use it, but be wary. Simply enter the word in your search engine and see if it produces a few pages of relevant results.

Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •