Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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By the gods! – Cursing in Latin redux

A while back I did a post about cursing in Latin and Ancient Greek.
In my Aculeo & Amunet stories, Latin and Classical Greek swearwords are often used as a replacement for English-language swearwords – it’s fun, it adds a nice period-feel, makes happy the philologists among my readers and allows my characters to talk dirty without actually being dirty.
Because irrumator is a lot better than a##hole.

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But what about invoking the name of the gods? Continue reading