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Troll slang & swear words

Post  Zanick on Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:04 am

Anyone who spends a lot of time in Orgrimmar these days will hear a lot of strong language. Some of it is bad language and some of it is completely incomprehensible. This is not surprising amongst the savage orcs, and of course, most Forsaken were human when they were alive, and you know how much humans swear!

Like many trolls, Zanick spent a lot of time in Orgrimmar when she was growing up. As most of us do, she now speaks Orcish fairly well. But she has never got used to orcish swear words. She still uses Zandali expressions when she needs to add 'richness' to what she says.

Just in case anyone is not familiar with the expressions that Zanick uses, here are a selection of the most well-used ones. (Anyone who is easily shocked should not read any further. You have been warned!)

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vekk
One of the most versatile words in the Zandali language. Vekk actually means crooked, dishonourable, but it is used as an expletive for all occasions.
Example - In Uldaman, the over-confident orc warrior in your party charges forward into a room and is attacked by seven dwarves at the same time. In the battle that follows everyone in the party comes close to being killed.

"Vekk! What the vekk are you doin', mon? You almos' got us killed, you vekking piece of vask."

vask
A noun that means excrement. Vask is used to describe something that is unpleasant or worthless.
Example - A troublesome guild-mate tells you that he has been given special voodoo powers by the High Priest of a long-lost tribe of trolls.

"Hah! Dat is da biggest cart-load of vask I ever heard."

jillik
A Zandali word for a noxious insect, used to describe any horrible creature. Being compared to one is not a compliment.
Example - A Forsaken with glowing eyes keeps pestering you to give him some gold.

"Get away from me, you rotting offspring of a jillik!"

naraka
An old Zandali word meaning the Nether (the spirit world outside the troll heaven). It is roughly equivalent to the word 'Hell'.
Example - Zanick is following a companion who is leading the way through a dungeon he says he knows well, when they drop down into a deep foul-smelling stream.

"Where in naraka have you led us, you murka? Dere's vask up to my ku'ca and dere's no vekking way to get out!"

murka
A Zandali word for an inexperienced or foolish person.
Example - A tauren recruits you to help him fight his way through the Cathedral in the Scarlet Monastery, but when you get there he admits he can't find the key to the Cathedral gates.

"You vekking murka, Blackhorn! Now we has ta go lookin' for da key!"

ku'ca
Zandali slang for breasts.
Example - An orc in the Orgrimmar auction house has been staring at Zanick for some time, and she's finally become annoyed.

"Hey, green-skin! Stop starin' at my ku'ca or I'll come over dere and slap you so hard you'll be pickin' your tusks out of da wall."

puccha
Insult implying that a female has loose morals or is of negotiable affection.
Example - Zanick is trying to get some information from Doyo'da in Gryshka's Inn in Orgrimmar when he wanders outside to watch the dancing of a scantily-clad female troll, to Zanick's annoyance.

"I can't believe he's chasin' after dat skinny little puccha! She's leadin' 'im around by the draks!"

( A stronger word than 'puccha' is 'zuni', which means a female dog.)

draks
A Zandali slang word for an intimate male body part. (Males usually have two of them.)
Example - A female troll convinces Djinja to lend her some gold, promising to pay him back later, but Zanick doubts he will ever see his money again.

"Hey, mon. She wouldn't have tricked you if you'd been tinkin' wiv your head instead o' your draks."

ja'da
Someone who isn't the sharpest sword in the armoury. An unintelligent person.
Example - Your party decides to travel from Orgrimmar to Undercity to go adventuring in Shadowfang Keep. The orc warrior, arriving late, accidentally takes the zeppelin to Grom'gol by mistake.

"What a ja'da! It's already sunset an' we'll hav ta waste even more time waitin' for 'im to catch up."
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Djinja on Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:04 pm

You know Zanick, de brothas got two brains, one in de head an' one in de draks. But only one brain can be workin' at one time !!!
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Zul'Ros on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:56 am

That makes me wonder...
draks
A Zandali slang word for an intimate male body part. (Males usually have two of them.)
Zul may mean "Great", hence "Zul'jin" would mean "Great Chief" and "Zul'Gurub" would mean "Great Gurub" or "Great City of the Gurubashi".
And there's Zul'Drak in Northrend... Question Exclamation Exclamation
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Snicka on Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:17 am

Zul'Ros wrote:That makes me wonder...
draks
A Zandali slang word for an intimate male body part. (Males usually have two of them.)
Zul may mean "Great", hence "Zul'jin" would mean "Great Chief" and "Zul'Gurub" would mean "Great Gurub" or "Great City of the Gurubashi".
And there's Zul'Drak in Northrend... Question Exclamation Exclamation

Very Happy I actually noticed this one earlier, and I have my theory.
Drak originally meant "snow", so Drakkari = Snow Trolls, Zul'Drak = "Great City of the Drakkari/Snow Trolls". "Draks" originally meant "snowballs", as it was a common game of troll children in the snowy areas to throw snowballs at each other. However, soon it became a slang word for other "balls", the ones males have. Jungle trolls, who have not encountered snow for centuries now, completely forgot what snowballs are, but use "draks" for the other meaning.

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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Ryleen on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:21 pm

Yay for constructing barely plausible explanations for plot holes and contradictions! cheers





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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Zanick on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:55 pm

Ha-haah! Nice theory, Snicka.

According to Zilzibin Drumlore, who has forgotten more about troll history in his long life than the rest of us will probably ever know, the slang term draks comes from the Zandali word draaksa, meaning 'grapes'.

You can certainly find grapes in our ancestral lands in the jungles of the south, and probably in the forest lands of our Amani kindred too. But I doubt that grapes will grow in the frigid lands of the Drakkari. So I suspect that it's just coincidence.

The 'drak' part of Drakkari, Zul'Drak and Gun'Drak almost certainly comes from a different root word because it doesn't have the 's' sound after it. But ol' Drumlore didn't offer me any opinion about the origin of these words.

[In other words, if I'd known about the Drakkari when I started this thread, I wouldn't have chosen 'draks' as a slang word. And now, I can't think of a better way to explain the apparent similarity.]


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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Zanick on Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:30 pm

Here are a few more slang words, that are derived from Zandali, that you might hear.

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kazmal
A scoundrel; a villainous, wicked person.

Example - Beastmaster Bwangoo inspects the logbook for the guild account at the bank in Orgrimmar and finds out that Dagooto has been stealing gold.

"Vekk it! Dat kazmal has been stealin' from us fo' months! He'd betta hope I nevah catch up wid 'im . . ."

d'zana
Zandali word for tusks (singular is 'dazan'). 'To have the tusks' is used to mean the same as 'to have the courage' to do something.

Example - Gando reassures the others in the guild who are worried that Shadowtroll will try to carry out his threats against him.

"Don't worry. He 'asn't got the d'zana to attack me openly."

zizu
Zandali word for a girl child or young woman. It is sometimes used (mostly by male trolls) to mean an inexperienced and unskilled woman who should stick to tending the cooking fire and not get involved in important matters.

Example - An old troll is told by Urtrun Clanbringer (from the Horde Embassy in Orgrimmar) that the Heritage has a new leader.

"Pahh! Do dey really t'ink some zizu can lead a guild o'trolls?"

kizork
A derogatory slang word for a troll who has abandoned traditional troll ways and acts like an orc. It comes from the Zandali word for wolf cub. Any troll who lives in an orc settlement, hardly ever speaks Zandali and knows little about the Loa is likely to be considered a kizork.

zuska
Slang word for Forsaken. It comes from a Zandali word meaning bone-dry.

Example - "Psst, Djinja. Don't trust dis zuska, 'e's a follower of Archnazg."
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Snicka on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:53 pm

New slang words, yay! cheers
Now we can curse in an even more sophisticated way!

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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Gen'jin on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:41 am

Finally, I copied your "dictionary". Gonna print it, and have it next to me, anytime I RP now XD
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Gen'jin on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:03 am

Hehe, Love the Slang Very Happy
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Gen'jin says:

"Ahhh Vekk! Now that zizu Ryleen leads us. She may got some nice ku'ca's, but since when has a Darkspear Jin ever had that?
Snicka! If you aren't trapped in naraka. Come back! before we all turn into a bunch of kizorks!!"

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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  vajro on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:19 pm

D'zana is about tusks but can it still be used for non-troll?
Also what exactly is mojo?(if this is the right thread to ask)
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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  Snicka on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:33 pm

I guess you can use d'zana for non-trolls in the sense of courage, just like you can say "she has balls" for a brave girl.

It's hard to explain what mojo exactly is, but I usually use it in the sense of "spiritual power". "He is of great mojo" is like "he is a man with strong spirit". I sometimes also use it as a synonym for "magic".

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Re: Troll slang & swear words

Post  vajro on Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:56 pm

Alright brought it all together into a book in-game.
If you have GFI i can give anybody a copy.
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