Everybody knows we have potty mouths here at VICE. Foul language rolls off our tongue like lukewarm lullabies. But even as masters of all things vulgar, we can still learn a thing or two about blaspheming. So, we hit the streets to see if random New Yorkers could teach us some new ways to berate our interns.
Landon: Probably fuck, because there’s so many different ways that I can utilize it, in so many different manners. Also, it rhymes with a lot of different shit. I think it’s a good word.
What’s your favorite situation to use fuck in?
I like to say it as a seemingly apathetic exclamation. Maybe something really great will happen or maybe something really terrible will happen, and I’ll just be like, "fuck." Or like, "what the fuck?"
Tiffany: I really like calling guys cunts. I think that’s actually my favorite curse word.
Cunt over everything?
Yeah, it’s so satisfying to call a guy a cunt, because they get really upset and act like a little bitch.
Calling a guy a cunt is like calling a girl an asshole.
Yeah. I like to call girls assholes too. But crossing the gender border makes guys more upset.
Matthew: Shit, because everybody talks about all the shit they have to do and everything is becoming a big pile of shit.
Yeah it is. I listen to shit, people are talking shit, I go get the shit from the grocery store so I have shit to eat. Life can be shitty. Shit happens. I love shit!
Hiato/ Nicole: Schlampe.
What does that mean?
Hiato: It means slut in German.
You just like it because no one else knows what you're saying.
Hiato: Yeah. It’s just a me and her thing because we both take German.
Wait so explain the meaning again.
Nicole: It’s like a hybrid of slut and whore.
Can you say it in lots of circumstances?
Nicole: We do.
What if you stubbed your toe?
Nicole: I would say scheisse [German for shit]…
Hiato: Yeah, scheisse.
Why not schlampe?
Hiato: Schlampe’s a person. You describe something shitty happening to you as scheisse.
Leah: Shit. But when I say it, it sounds more like, "sheeeiit!"
What's so great about that?
It’s just fun to say.
Say it again.
Thanks for that.
Previously – Who You Gonna Bang Tomorrow