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aruna
12-10-2005, 07:52 PM
for my novel. It's a slang word said by one 7-year old girl to a 6-year old, and basically it should be "baby" or "weakling" or "wimp" - something along those lines. This happens in 1957, in Guyana. I can't remember what slang a ......." and the 6 year old says "I'm not". I want a really cool word because the 7 year old is really, REALLY cool. Can ayone hel me? Just make something nice up, something that sounds good, like booby or poopy something.

mdin
12-10-2005, 08:36 PM
I had two older brothers, and we used to call each other all sorts of things that didn't make sense. We'd sit there and shriek this stuff back and forth at each other:

You fudge ball!

You squint!

You stilted shrimp!

You crumpled piece of maxi paper!

You zippo!

You spoogerstillskin!

you wet spot!

You rainbow licker!

You aunt sock!

You molting booger fart!

We could go back and forth for hours.

aruna
12-10-2005, 08:57 PM
I had two older brothers, and we used to call each other all sorts of things that didn't make sense. We'd sit there and shriek this stuff back and forth at each other:

You fudge ball!

You squint!

You stilted shrimp!

You crumpled piece of maxi paper!

You zippo!

You spoogerstillskin!

you wet spot!

You rainbow licker!

You aunt sock!

You molting booger fart!

We could go back and forth for hours.

Thanks, nice ones there! I like some variation of "sock": piddle-sock, or something.

PattiTheWicked
12-11-2005, 12:21 AM
Buttnugget.

NickDangr
12-11-2005, 12:50 AM
poodnoogler!

Paint
12-11-2005, 12:54 AM
'cootiebreath' Cooties were the ultimate insult then, so I'm told (she adds quickly)
6 year olds are losing their teeth, so gapface or rotmouth. boogerteeth?
**secret name for my teenager "creep boy" ** I don't say it out loud, only in my head when I am disgusted.
Let us know what you decide!

Shiraz
12-11-2005, 05:04 AM
Nimwad!


Or, this just happened to be mentioned on another board I was on:

"You, chickenhead!"

aruna
12-11-2005, 11:13 AM
Thanks, nice ones there! I like some variation of "sock": piddle-sock, or something.

I decided on "pinky-sock"; definition: a little girl in pink socks who plays dolly-house all day, is scared of dogs and lizards, mummy's girl, a weed. The girl who says it is a tomboy, so that's her worst insult. But thanks to all of you!

writerterri
12-11-2005, 11:38 AM
You mean the game's over. I was just about to have some fun.


shucks...

triceretops
12-11-2005, 11:43 AM
Lilly licker

Daisy sniffer

Tri

Optimus
12-11-2005, 11:47 AM
Nimwad!
I always heard it as "nimrod."



Or, this just happened to be mentioned on another board I was on:

"You, chickenhead!"
:Jaw:
Um...you definitely DON'T want to use "chickenhead." Especially not from a 7 year old.

LOL.

A chickenhead is a...hmm...how shall I put this?

Um...it's basically (without using words that are more vulgar) a "ho," "whore," "slut," "hoochie," "ho-bag," etc.

It's an insult, implying that the girl likes to give large numbers of guys blowj...um...I mean..."oral pleasure."

(Because, as the girl administers said "oral pleasure" to the guy, the bobbing of her head mimicks that of a chicken pecking at seeds on the ground).

It can also mean "idiot," to indicate the someone is about as smart as a chicken.

But, it's mainly used to mean "ho-bag" or some similar thing.

Just thought I'd let ya know.

aruna
12-11-2005, 11:55 AM
You mean the game's over. I was just about to have some fun.


shucks...

Not at all - do go ahead, I like this!

Optimus
12-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Since it's the late 50s, and the vibe you're going for is related to your "pinky-sock" word, I'll throw one out from that time period, but it might be a little too suggestive/vulgar/demeaning for your 7 year old to use (but, given the time period of the late 50s, it'd be more acceptable back then than now)...

Poofter.

writerterri
12-11-2005, 02:23 PM
Okay!


Hagatha!

Pooter!

Big head!

Pus bucket!

Butt sniffer!

Barf bag!

Dweeb!

Hoser!

Plaque suckin' leach!

Foam farter!

Stinkazoid!

Piffle-wad! That's the white foam that forms on the sides of your mouth when you talk too much.

Dingle dorf!


Dorkaucus!

Hole dweller!

Puffer!


Poof!


Who said that!

Paint
12-11-2005, 06:41 PM
"Foam farter!

Piffle-wad! That's the white foam that forms on the sides of your mouth when you talk too much"

I like these!

Shiraz
12-11-2005, 11:18 PM
Um...you definitely DON'T want to use "chickenhead." Especially not from a 7 year old.

LOL.

A chickenhead is a...hmm...how shall I put this?

Um...it's basically (without using words that are more vulgar) a "ho," "whore," "slut," "hoochie," "ho-bag," etc.

It's an insult, implying that the girl likes to give large numbers of guys blowj...um...I mean..."oral pleasure."

(Because, as the girl administers said "oral pleasure" to the guy, the bobbing of her head mimicks that of a chicken pecking at seeds on the ground).

It can also mean "idiot," to indicate the someone is about as smart as a chicken.

But, it's mainly used to mean "ho-bag" or some similar thing.

Just thought I'd let ya know.

No kidding? I got it from someone who credited her young niece with it, so I assumed it was relatively innocent. So, either the little darling is not so innocent after all, or is just ignorant as to the word's origin. Could it be a cultural thing? Inner-city or something and mean something completely different in small town USA?

Whatever - thanks for the education today. I'll be sure to use "chickenhead" sparingly from now on. :Thumbs:

threedogpeople
12-14-2005, 12:32 AM
Snaggle tooth

Jack-o-lantern head

Pumpkin head

Shin-kicker

L-7

Loser

Droopy drawers

diaper-dud

thumb-sucker

emerald dragonfly
12-15-2005, 05:49 AM
"piddle-whomper" My brother use to call me that when I was 6; he was 7 1/2. He always teased me for something. He also used to call me "binky-boss." I sucked hard on my thumb and he would hear my mom say," you're not a "binky-boss" anymore, I am!"


Good luck!

emerald dragonfly

Yeshanu
12-17-2005, 12:57 AM
Lilly licker

Daisy sniffer

Tri


Um, Tri? Maybe you don't want to sign your name at the end of a list of insults. It looks like it's part of the list...

One I made up for my novel is bootlicker.


I decided on "pinky-sock"; definition: a little girl in pink socks who plays dolly-house all day, is scared of dogs and lizards, mummy's girl, a weed. The girl who says it is a tomboy, so that's her worst insult.

I think in general this is a good one for kids, but I wonder how appropriate it would be for Guyana at this time.

aruna
12-17-2005, 10:22 AM
I think in general this is a good one for kids, but I wonder how appropriate it would be for Guyana at this time.

Very much so, in the context of my story - little girls were dressed up in frilly can-can dresses, socks and patent leather shoes for birthday parties, and we had to dance in rings singing songs - I know because I hated it! I was a tomboy....

Yeshanu
12-18-2005, 02:52 AM
In which case, go for it!


Very much so, in the context of my story - little girls were dressed up in frilly can-can dresses, socks and patent leather shoes for birthday parties, and we had to dance in rings singing songs - I know because I hated it!

Ick! I was in grade five before my mother let me wear pants to school, and in grade eight before I was allowed to wear jeans, so I can sympathize...

(From one tomboy to another :) )

writerterri
12-19-2005, 01:20 PM
How about-


pit sniffer!

zit sucker!

powder puff!

cheese wench!

dip wad!

whistle wad!

snot monger!

dorkazoid!

gas bag!

and 7-11 reject!

Yeshanu
12-21-2005, 01:10 AM
To continue on a different theme: can you help me think up ones that might be appropriate in a traditional fantasy setting? (Traditional = dwarves who are miners/craftspeople, elves who live in forests, humans in cities, magic and gods are part of the package...)

writerterri
12-21-2005, 06:20 AM
Fairydust farter

wing flinger

castle wrecker

pega-sissy

uni-corney

pointy eared forest tripper (elf) or poiny-eared pinesap licker.

highrise homo-dweller (human in city)

dragonpooter

dungeondweller

wishingwell bottom feeder

unthoughtknown
12-21-2005, 06:27 AM
How about-

zit sucker!



ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Beyondian
01-10-2006, 05:07 AM
To continue on a different theme: can you help me think up ones that might be appropriate in a traditional fantasy setting? (Traditional = dwarves who are miners/craftspeople, elves who live in forests, humans in cities, magic and gods are part of the package...)

I have a lot of insulting in my fantasy as my two main characters hate each other for at least half of the book. She is a fairy, and he is an elf, so I had to be very creative sometimes.
Airhead and Pointyears are the most common insults in the book, but I'll give a shot at thinking up some new ones for you (heaven knows I should be an expert by now)

MINING-DWARVES
Toad-legs
Rock-Lover
Goldless
Short Stubby Stained Semblance of a Snack-sized Stone (possibly from something that would like eating dwarves)
ELVES
Leaf-Head
Breeze-Brains
Grass-Stained Goblin
Pointy-Eared Tree Chaser
Dead Ager/ Old Ager (from Technologically advanced humans)
HUMANS
No-Ears (from elves)
Metal-Brained...

Sorry, I'm all out for the day.

Fern
01-10-2006, 06:26 AM
In the 50's CryBaby was the worst insult you got around my house from kids that age. It was usually followed by the little ditty "Cry Baby Cry; Stick Your Finger In Your Eye!"Bawl Bag was another.

Yeshanu
01-10-2006, 09:40 PM
Short Stubby Stained Semblance of a Snack-sized Stone (possibly from something that would like eating dwarves)


I like this... (Says my dragon... :) )

kdnxdr
01-16-2006, 12:54 AM
The HUGE insult for us in 1957 was: "tiddy baby", implying that you were not yet weaned.

For the forest/dwarf/elf : shrinky dink

scarletpeaches
01-16-2006, 12:57 AM
Roald Dahl's books are full of insults like this. Especially, if memory serves, The BFG and The Twits. Oh, and George's Marvellous Medicine. I could go on!

perky_ms_d
08-04-2006, 10:00 AM
hatbrowser

truelyana
12-02-2006, 02:18 AM
uranustinglepoopie hehe :)