"dickhead" in the news

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 15 20:59:23 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> > how can we tell it was 'dickhead' and not 'asshole'?
> How can we tell that it was "dickhead" and not "dick"? Does "dickhead"
> provide the words or the music or both?
> _Khui_ is the word for "dick" in the relevant sense. But my very limited
> experience is that Russiam GI-equivalents say things like "ia ne khuia ne
> slyshu" = "I don't hear dick," "khui tebe v zhopu!" = "a dick for thee into
> thine arse!" (= "fuck you!"?) and others equally irrelevant.

Looks like it's хуйло (khuilo/huylo). So just "dick," I guess.



Ben Zimmer

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