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bieasy

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Hi,

Do you have something less vulgar than the common-used "I'm f...k" :oops:
 

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What context are we talking about? I am f*ck, doesn't' really mean anything.
 

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What context are we talking about? I am f*ck, doesn't' really mean anything.

I hear it all the time around me. When something unexpected occurs, or when you lose a game, when you lose money, when your favorite team loses etc..
 

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It is "I am f*cked" = I'm in a mess - things have gone wrong for me.
 

riverkid

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Hi,

Do you have something less vulgar than the common-used "I'm f...ked" :oops:

Sure we do, Bieasy.

be screwed, blued and tattoed.

be finished.

be screwed.

be done.

probably some more.
 

bieasy

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Sure we do, Bieasy.

be screwed, blued and tattoed.

be finished.

be screwed.

be done.

probably some more.

Thanks. What about "Torn it!"?
 

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That's torn it! = very mild and inoffensive, but doesn't quite have the meaning that you are in trouble ;-)
 

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They are both vulgar and swearwords.
Americans might say ' Aw shucks'.
We might say 'damn' or 'blast', both very mild swearwords but acceptable.
But there are many exclamations that would do - Oh no, I don't believe it, and others.
 

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So you think that screw is less agressive than fuck?:-? And milder? Shocking.

In this context, much less so, Heidita. "I'm screwed" doesn't have any agressive connotations to it to my mind.

In other situations, such as "Screw you", it'd likely get you a punch in the mouth as easily as 'fuck you' would.
 

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That's torn it! = very mild and inoffensive, but doesn't quite have the meaning that you are in trouble ;-)

But can it mean that something has foiled your expectations?
 
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