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    The equivalent of the slang

    Hello Everyone,

    In our area, there is a slang expression that someone is very "Kua", which means he is obsecene and often makes some offensive jokes or remarks related to sex.
    I would like to know the equivalent of the expression in English?

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    Last edited by sky753; 03-Mar-2008 at 09:26.

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    The equivalent of the slang

    Hello Everyone,

    In our area, there is a slang expression that someone is very "Kua", which means he is obsecene and often makes some offensive jokes remarks related to sex.
    I would like to know the equivalent of the expression in English?

    Regards

    Richard

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    I can't immediately think of a slang expression. Most people would probably say the person in question was either dirty-minded or crude.

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Hi sky753,

    I think that the equivalent of the expression in question is:

    ribald = (a) characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.

    (n) a vulgar, lewdly funny person.

    (slang) raunchy obscene, lewd or vulgar

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi sky753,

    I think that the equivalent of the expression in question is:

    ribald = (a) characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.

    (n) a vulgar, lewdly funny person.

    (slang) raunchy obscene, lewd or vulgar

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    V.
    I have never heard of that word in speech. I have read the word and know of its meaning. But never heard it.

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Hi sky753,

    There are further definition from other more reliable sources (Longman Dictionary, Word online and Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    ribald
    ribald remarks or jokes are humorous, rude, and about sex:
    a ribald remark
    ribald humour

    ribald (a) = humorously vulgar

    ribald (n) =A ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

    ribald /'ribld/ adj. (of a person) using indecent or irreverent language or humour (of language, laughter etc.) coarse; mocking: ribald jests/songs,

    (n) person who uses ribal language
    ribaldry ?-dri/ (n) ribaldry language: coarse jesting

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    Last edited by vil; 03-Mar-2008 at 11:05.

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Quote Originally Posted by Batfink View Post
    I have never heard of that word in speech. I have read the word and know of its meaning. But never heard it.
    If the word has seldom been heard by native speakers, there is not much point discussing it here. Maybe there is no equivalant for "KUA" in oral English! Anyway hope to get more response here!

    Thanks

    SKY

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi sky753,

    There are further definition from other more reliable sources (Longman Dictionary, Word online and Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    ribald
    ribald remarks or jokes are humorous, rude, and about sex:
    a ribald remark
    ribald humour

    ribald (a) = humorously vulgar

    ribald (n) =A ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language

    ribald /'ribld/ adj. (of a person) using indecent or irreverent language or humour (of language, laughter etc.) coarse; mocking: ribald jests/songs,

    (n) person who uses ribal language
    ribaldry ?-dri/ (n) ribaldry language: coarse jesting

    Regards.

    V.


    From your definition, ribald is the closest to "kua" in meaning. I would just likt to know here whether ribald is commonly used in spoken English? Hope teachers can give me the confirmation?

    Regards

    Sky

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    Smile Re: The equivalent of the slang

    Sky, we have colloquialisms for such a person: boor, lout, maggot, brute, sleazeball. Is that the kind of thing you mean?

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    Re: The equivalent of the slang

    You could say he is a "boor" .

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