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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:11 pm
by Khusrau
Katie wrote:"I believe "frig" used to be a thing."

Inside fruit machines, at the back where there's a locked door, there used to be a set of controls for things like changing the payout rate, easy-play mode or (for pubs) turning the goddamed-repetitive music off. These are officially called "frig switches" and the easy-play (for testing) is hence "frig mode".


Has everyone forgotten the classic 'frigging in the rigging' by the Sex Pistols?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:36 pm
by JJCH nli
Katie wrote:"I believe "frig" used to be a thing."

Inside fruit machines, at the back where there's a locked door, there used to be a set of controls for things like changing the payout rate, easy-play mode or (for pubs) turning the goddamed-repetitive music off. These are officially called "frig switches" and the easy-play (for testing) is hence "frig mode".


That is one of the most convoluted yet entertaining descriptions of the workings of female genitalia that I have read. :D

For further reference most, er ‘fruit machines’ have another ‘frig switch’ above the coin slot. It will definitely adjust payout and switch to easy-play mode but in all my years I’ve never found it to turn off the repetitive music. Your mileage may vary. :wry:

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:40 pm
by JJCH nli
Macunaima nli wrote:
Katie wrote:"I believe "frig" used to be a thing."

Inside fruit machines, at the back where there's a locked door, there used to be a set of controls for things like changing the payout rate, easy-play mode or (for pubs) turning the goddamed-repetitive music off. These are officially called "frig switches" and the easy-play (for testing) is hence "frig mode".


Portuguese has the best one yet: to make like a crab. You’ll understand if you’ve ever watched the front of a live crab.



Portuguese, or at least Brazilian Portuguese, is filled with delightful expressions. Who can resist an offer to come and fight with a spider?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:03 am
by Macunaima nli
...or slapping the spider.

My absolute fave can’t be translated, however: negociando com a Lula.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:21 am
by Guest
Macunaima nli wrote:...or slapping the spider.

My absolute fave can’t be translated, however: negociando com a Lula.

Too dirty, or makes no sense?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:18 am
by Guest
Ringing the devil's doorbell

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:06 pm
by Macunaima nli
Guest wrote:
Macunaima nli wrote:...or slapping the spider.

My absolute fave can’t be translated, however: negociando com a Lula.

Too dirty, or makes no sense?


Just too involved.

“To negotiate” means what it does in English or “navigate” or, more generally “messing around with”. “Lula” means “squid”, but is also the nickname of the ex-president, who was a master coalition builder, heavily bearded, and considered by some to be a cunt.

So, negotiating with the president, or messing around with the squid/cunt/bearded clam.

I like it because it works so many different ways.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:32 pm
by Guest
Macunaima nli wrote:
Guest wrote:
Macunaima nli wrote:...or slapping the spider.

My absolute fave can’t be translated, however: negociando com a Lula.

Too dirty, or makes no sense?


Just too involved.

“To negotiate” means what it does in English or “navigate” or, more generally “messing around with”. “Lula” means “squid”, but is also the nickname of the ex-president, who was a master coalition builder, heavily bearded, and considered by some to be a cunt.

So, negotiating with the president, or messing around with the squid/cunt/bearded clam.

I like it because it works so many different ways.

Sorry I asked.... :D

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:01 pm
by Macunaima nli
Tolja. :D

If you think that’s bad, however, try translating or explaining Cockney rhyming slang or Polari.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 pm
by Voice From Limbo
Or French cuisine.