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05-17-2013, 08:50 PM
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FiLe
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Originally Posted by Eidyia View Post
Most of our cuss-words are loaned from the proto-baltics. Perkele!
Fits nicely to the topic, as it's not the word itself that makes the difference. It's the intonation.

In fact, it actually works with expletives that are not even Finnish. I speak pretty fluent English with very little to no accent, but when I cuss in that language, I weigh words and sounds closer to my native tongue (such as g-Od-Dam-miT!). Strangely enough, it always gets a jump out of any native English speakers in the vicinity, and they're like "whoa, man, how do you DO that?"

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