Greek Chod and other Obscurities

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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Drum » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:26 am

turked, turking , turker

Words I've never written before.

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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by John F » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am

Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:34 am
And what is the meaning of this verb?
Urban Dictionary suggests this:

"South London term meaning to beat up, assault, hospitalise, etc. Derived from 'The Turks' a gang of London mobsters of the 1950s renowned for their violent punishment beatings.

"Talk to me like that once more and I'm gonna turk you Calvert"
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by nebuchenezer » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:25 am

Drum wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:26 am
I think I spotted a Lada Niva in that car park. They're becoming expensive now.
Well done :D

There are actually two in the car park - my similar thread on the other site has/had better pictures of them (if it still exists that is)
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by NergleFuttocks » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 am

In this case, the gentleman had been turked out of 4 days pay by an unscrupulous contract manager.

To him it meant to be cheated or swindled. Sounds better in a Bristol accent too.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:14 pm

That's how we use the verb "türken" in German.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Hooli » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Bit racist
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:42 pm

All prejudices are true.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Hooli » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:54 pm

All stereotypes exist for a reason too.
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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by NergleFuttocks » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:15 pm

Junkman wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:14 pm
That's how we use the verb "türken" in German.
Aah. I incorrectly thought that was a slang term for standing up punish-buggery.

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Re: Greek Chod and other Obscurities

Post by Junkman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:01 pm

"türken" means something akin to cheating. It's most commonly used in conjunction with gambling and used car enhancement. It's usually things that are "getürkt", not persons.
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