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Viking swear word on series L episode 9

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1106186.  Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:20 am Reply with quote

You might even say it's ragged...

1106401.  Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:50 pm Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
In English you can say "Grr, Arg" if you are a little monster at the end of a Buffy episode.

Or, indeed, Marvel's Agents of SHIeld, also produced by that clever Joss Whedon chap

1107028.  Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:09 pm Reply with quote

Icelandic is the closes language to old norse that is spoken today. In icelandic rass means - ass

Argr would be the icelandic word argur, it means - someone who is irritaded and is getting angry.

Ragr would be the icelandic word ragur, it means - coward - or not inclined to do something.

... but the trick is that when two words are combined the meaning can be something completly diffrent than just the meaning of each word.

1107123.  Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:12 pm Reply with quote

Welcome to the QI forums, stone7913 - so what do the words mean in Icelandic when combined?


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