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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Cor is just an exclamation. Its like saying wow at the start of a sentence.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:50 pm

It's actually a corruption of "God"

Rather than blaspheme, people would change the word to "gor" and that eventually became "cor" - but Pip is quite right, it's an expression of surprise. An alternative is "cor (or gor) blimey" which is a corruption of "God, blind me".
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:51 pm

Did not know the god bit.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:56 pm

:lol: It's like when someone drops something and is about to swear, but instead changes it to: Oh, sh . . . sugar! Or: Oh fu . . . goodness sake. I used to know a guy who used the word "chuff" and "chuffing" to replace any swear words.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:56 pm

So it's British? I thought it's one those things he just makes up. What do you suggest I replace with it? Because you know, blasphemy in here... not a lot of fans there. If you know wt i mn.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Maybe the equivalent of Gosh or wow or golly.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:14 pm

I may be able to use another surprised verb instead of it, the only problem is in my head, I like to be loyal to the main text, this is why I go through this much trouble (and put you guys in trouble) for only one word. But I guess sometime you have to get bent by the rules, instead of the other way around.
thanks anyway everybody.
And hey pip, my 10 year old brother has the same looking cat, her name is Nabott (Farsi for RockCandy). She's 3.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby pip » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:17 pm

This cat is famous on the internet as the OMG cat.
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Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:13 pm

Ahan, I thought it's yours :p silly me.
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:04 pm

Just some sort of expression of surprise should do. These words have lost their original blasphemy over the years and people often don't realise where they originally came from. When people say "cor" these days, it has nothing to do with the original meaning. :) There even used to be a child's comic in Britain called Cor!!

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Cor! Situation Resolution

Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks a lot for the info.
Okay so I used an exp. of awe which is both very popular in Iran and is kind of anti-blasphemy (!). We use things like "Holy x" here and some of them are as funny as the Cor! situation wanted the line to make. Like the one when after a surprise news you'd say Ya Abolfazl which is Farsi for Holy Abolfazl who was an Islamic warrior; but it has, over the years, lost it's original strength-gaining-wish (as in God-Willing) meaning, and it is most often used for comedy situations and isn't really a religious prayer-like phrase anymore.
So that's that. Thanks a lot for your help(s?).
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 pm

Sounds perfect, Hunter! :D
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:44 pm

I hope so. Thanks to you. ;)
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Re: Any Questions?

Postby Hunter » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:54 pm

I hope so. Thanks to friends. ;)
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Postby Hunter » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi again.
I have 2 small questions. 1. How do you spell sgt. Colon? Is it like /cologne/ or like /cullen/? Or something entirely different from my guesses?
and 2. What is a Lance-Constable? What do I put in translation for it? Is it about around Major and the low grade normal soldier?
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