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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:56 PM   #11781
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:58 PM   #11782
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Isn't "kurva" Finnish?
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kurva

kurwa was the first Polish word I learned during a high-school exchange in Brzeg.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:58 PM   #11783
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:00 PM   #11784
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Astra... sure.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:00 PM   #11785
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I knew it. They aren't saying Kurva, but they're saying Kurwa: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kurwa That's what you learn from watching a lot of Polish & Russian car crash videos
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:12 PM   #11786
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Apparently the meaning in Finnish is the same
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:26 PM   #11787
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Apparently the meaning in Finnish is the same
Same in Romanian (curva)
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:30 PM   #11788
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And in Spanish (Same word as in Romanian).

Apparently most European languages have variations of curve for the same thing.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:38 PM   #11789
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Apparently most European languages have variations of curve for the same thing.
Ehm... curva in italian means curve, but in slavic languages means prostitute (just vulgar). Is in spanish curva=prostititue too?
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:41 PM   #11790
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Curva or Kurwa doesn't mean anything in Dutch, curve means corner, and with that word you can also describe the shape of a woman's body. For cursing we have 'kut' and 'klote', which literally means 'p*ssy' and 'balls'
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:54 PM   #11791
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Ehm... curva in italian means curve, but in slavic languages means prostitute (just vulgar). Is in spanish curva=prostititue too?
No, it's not that. In Spanish curva is also curve.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:55 PM   #11792
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There are two meanings to this word (kurwa, kurva, curva, curve etc) around Europe. In the slavic languages, or languages with slavic influence the word would mean a "prostitute, bitch, slut, *****" etc. in most other languages the word has meaning of a "bend, turn, curve" etc and it originates from latin.

I would guess in most languages where the meaning is pejorative this word can be used also in the sence of **** in sentecnes like, what the ****, I dont give a **** etc.. However, it is certainly not so versatile as ****.

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As far as I know in Finnish this word has no connotation with swearing. I dont think there was that much slavic influence on the finish language. However, in Hungarian, that belongs to the same group of languages, it bears the pejorative meaning, obviously due to the huge slavic influence.


A very funny combination of polish and english. I just cant help it but this is so funny to me.


Perhaps in a few years the kurwa/kurva word will be also in the english slang.

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Old December 2nd, 2011, 03:01 PM   #11793
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more than 300 taxis gather every day in Riverside Drive, where a mosque is located: their muslim drivers park there in the middle of the road, in second or even third row, go to pray, blocking all traffic.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 04:57 PM   #11794
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As far as I know in Finnish this word has no connotation with swearing. I dont think there was that much slavic influence on the finish language. However, in Hungarian, that belongs to the same group of languages, it bears the pejorative meaning, obviously due to the huge slavic influence.
In Finnish it means something like good or alright.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 06:28 PM   #11795
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In Hungarian 'kurva' means a prostitute but it is a word used often for swearing as well. And this word is often used for 'very very very' so that e.g. 'kurva nagy' does not mean 'prostitute big' (as it is literally) but 'very very very big'.

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Old December 2nd, 2011, 07:13 PM   #11796
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You can see them in their respective threads. I was thinking about allowing photos, but I think it would be a mess, if some people posted too many photos of the same motorway. Rules can always be changed though. What do others think?
I would say the rule should be 1,2 or max 3 photos per opening motorway.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 07:24 PM   #11797
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One (1) and only one. And a link to other pictures.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 07:27 PM   #11798
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Maximum 3 pics, you can link the other pics. Too bad you can't place pics in a spoiler like on the Dutch road forum. For example like this
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #11799
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Perhaps in a few years the kurwa/kurva word will be also in the english slang.
I have been noticing it a bit recently in the UK

Indeed in Portugal 'curva' means curve
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