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For my story, I was told to tone down Lara's cursing, so what is a good British insult for a girl?
It's kinda a wierd request but thanx a bunch.
Well im not from Engladn, but i know "You stupid mug"!........is an insult. But then again, that would sound funny coming from Lara.
depends what neck of the woods really... ;)
i could probably tell you some good insults.
heard alot of them over the year, heh
we're a great nation of sarcastic insulters.
Lara is of the same eschelon of the girls I've grown up around (middle to upper class).
most of the time your insulting through situation, rather than something generic and repetitive. the more creative you can be the better, you can use swearing and basic single words when a situation is too stressful for quick thinking.
alot of the insults often are based on the situation and familiarity. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
How did that Monty Python curse go..."Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!". Or maybe the other way around. Now imagine Lara say that :D
In any case, I don't think Lara curses too much in your story. It fits her AOD personality quite well :D But if you're looking for some insults, check the dialogue file from AOD (C:\Program Files\Eidos Interactive\TRAOD\Data\locale\TEXT_UK.DB). There's a part in which she calls Eckhardt a lot of things, "degenerate throwback" and "cheap grave robber" come to mind :D . Also I remember I saw a few more insulting lines that were left out of the game in that file, you might find them inspiring.
[ 06. February 2005, 23:33: Message edited by: Catlantean ]
Melonie Tomb Raider
Soma, you use curse words? I didn't know you were like that... Any way, I can't really think of any British insults or words they use, but her arguing style is pretty much the same as any Americans would be too. Well, any American that's good at it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Just a bunch of witty comments is what Lara is best known for as far as arguing goes and stuff. Good luck, and when you're finished be sure to post it for all of us to read. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
I know a great British insult. i can't say it but it's one word, starts with W, is six letters long, ends in ER and sounds great when you add it to the end of "Get out of the way, you bloody ******!"
[ 07. February 2005, 23:10: Message edited by: Neteru ]
Originally posted by Catlantean:
How did that Monty Python curse go..."Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries!".LOL!!! Monty Python rocked!!!
LOL guys! ;) Cato, yours might actually work.
Mel, I don't use curse words in my daily life hardly at all. It's very rare that I'll say anything bad unless I'm in one of my extremely horrible moods, but I like to add realism to my stories, and I know that alot of people curse in real life. And a character like Kurtis or Lara, you can imagine them cursing a lot, so I think it has to fit into some things. Like movies or somethin. You couldn't imagine the bad guy screaming "Oh Shucks!" when he got mad, so I add it for realism. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Well Cat, only one person told me that it was too much, and she hasn't really reviewed my story anymore, so maybe she just doesn't know what she's talking about. :rolleyes:
i dont know any curse words but my boyfriend taught me an englishism for f off or go away or something related to that ... **** off. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
er the was **** so you know what it is since theres a lot of things that can be 4 asteriks
[ 07. February 2005, 23:07: Message edited by: Neteru ]
Come on people, you know the rules. If asterisks are placed, they are placed for a reason. Please do not try to circumvent this.
Originally posted by Melonie Tomb Raider:
Soma, you use curse words? I didn't know you were like that... LOL!
Heh, best thing to remember is in the English and Irish languages every cuss word you can think of is not only a Verb, but is a Noun and an Adjective... and are often successfully all three within the same sentence ;)
Still as I said, Lara is more upper-class. The likes of which cussing is a crude fall-back to a good 'quip' http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
There is a more satifaction in insulting someone and they don't even realise it.
As I said this does change from situation-to-situation. Just being creative in the come-back usually works a treat.
just take a look at alot of the dialog from the previous games, and you'll see alot of her insults. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
I thought sarcasm was her weapon of choice. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif
Those Brits sure are crazy. Sod off. Is that an insult? Like **** off?
Not really insulting nowadays AE ( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif ) About as shocking as get lost really.
Melonie Tomb Raider
Oh, ok I see Soma. I kind of figured it had something to do with that sense you seemed like a pretty moral person to me. You are right, it does add realism. Any way, let me know when you are done with your story, I would love to read it. I love fan fics! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Depends Neteru, I mean sometimes it's used; but I tend to hear my parents use it more... like saying 'you rotten sod' and such. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Yeah Raven that's what I mean by nowadays. It's more an insult for old people, like bugger off. For younger generations it's relatively harmless, and even jovial. If an old person told you to sod off, you'd know for them they were being pretty harsh :D
well going around a english highschool a lot (i live in england!!!) and being at home the word i hear most is B****!
Originally posted by Neteru:
Come on people, you know the rules. If asterisks are placed, they are placed for a reason. Please do not try to circumvent this. i dont even think what i said was even a swear word. it began with a p not an s or an f. or a c but thats not a swear either. :confused:
im from UK and my fave posh insult is "oh sod off"...just amuses me
Originally posted by TRChik:
i dont even think what i said was even a swear word. it began with a p not an s or an f. or a c but thats not a swear either. :confused: But you typed it in such a way that the word was understandable, but would still circumvent the censoring. So you must have known it was a word that would be censored. Believe me TRChick, I couldn't care less personally, I have no problem with these words. I just have to enforce forum policy, we do get complaints. ;)
Melonie Tomb Raider
What does " sod" mean anyway?
1. A sodomite.
2. A person regarded as obnoxious or contemptible.
3. A fellow; a guy: “Poor sod, he almost got lucky for once” (Jack Higgins).
I'd say its use in insults derives primarily from meaning number 1.
[ 10. February 2005, 14:32: Message edited by: Catlantean ]
Sod is also:
A piece of earth with grass and roots (turf)
The ground (especially when covered in grass)
(sodded, sodding, sods)To damn or curse.
Excuse my language but what about "******"???
Ohhh, i've heard them all i worked in a bar and lived on the most ugliest drug and crime estate imaginably. So here goes,
Most common in Britain...
"Ya silly cow"
"Who you talking to wench"
"My dog sees better days then your face"
"Was you born a B, or did ya mother teach ya?"
(Theses are turning into sayings...hmm)
These are all common words, Lara would never use these, maybe the Mother one she might.
Lets see, i carnt think of one Lara might say.
[ 11. February 2005, 13:28: Message edited by: SpArKy ]
"Who you talking to wench" .. would probably become something like, 'Watch it, as your just one swift kick away from being a soprano.'
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif For each of the games, except Angel of Darkness there was a very talented writer; Viki some-thing. She gave Lara her sophisitcated bite, something that while the Angel writer tried to portray, just wasn't very good at it (imo) .. you just need to hear when middle-class women get all *****y heh, it's cute but not something you wanna be on the receiving end of.
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