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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

by admin on September 19, 2012

Courtenay Hameister is back everybody! The magnitude of that statement reverberates loudly, and longly (longly?) through the show. Topics of discussion? How she hung out at a convention with the King Nerds of Public Radio, and found out it doesn’t matter how nerdy everyone in the room is, the cliques will still form, and you might find yourself eating lunch in a corner with Martha Dumptruck. Also, what do you do when you have an epiphany, but that epiphany is a giant pain in your ass? Do you try to ignore it, or fold it into your lifestyle? And then, there’s an extended adventure through the wilds of basic grammmar. Vulgar basic grammar, in fact. It’s more fun than it sounds, trust me.

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vee September 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

What I can tell you about Finnish vulgarities/cursing/obscenities:

- A beloved child has many names, goes the Finnish proverb, and apparently pretty much all of Satan’s names are curses in Finnish, from the mild “piru” (short from “piru vieköön”, ‘may the devil take [whatever it is you're cursing]‘) to the more forceful “saatana” or “perkele”. I think even our “damn!” (hitto!) has some satanic origins.

Still, my favourite Biblical curse is “jumalauta” which comes from “jumal’ auta!”, literally meaning “God help [us/me]!” but used much like “goddammit”.

- Meanwhile the most popular curse “vittu” translates as ‘cunt but is used like ‘fuck’, in various ways.
Voi vittu! (Oh fuck!)
Toi oli vitun hienoo. (That was fucking awesome.)
Kaada iha vitusti. (Pour a fuckload, would ya?)
Painu vittuun. (Fuck off, lit: go to cunt.)
Vittu mitä paskaa. (Literally: fuck, such bullshit.)

From folklore, it’s known that in the agrarian society, “vittu” was the word for a married female’s genitalia, whereas an unmarried woman’s vagina was known with the term “pillu”, which in modern language means “pussy”.

There’s also a brilliant verb derived from it, “vituttaa”, which means the same as pissed off, but carries a more weighty, gloomy mood of discontent and annoyance. From this comes my favourite quote of all time: “Eniten vituttaa kaikki.” (I’m most pissed off about everything.)


One eye September 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Electric Boogalooniversity…


Courtenay September 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm



burn70down September 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Jesse Thorn does look like a douche. I’m with Bobby on this one.


alsoMike September 21, 2012 at 7:52 am

The Boondocks did a bit about what Ann Coulter might be like in real life: ;)


Brian Walz September 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I may be the only one, but I have no desire to start my own or be part in any Podcast. Other than replying in the comments sections of the podcasts that I listen to, of course. I also have no desire to be on TV or be in a band.


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