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    Less profane than "f##k off" but stronger than "go away"

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by AMJ, Apr 17, 2012.

    I'm having a substantial mental blank! I need a short phrase which lies somewhere between "f##k off" and "go away".

    Any ideas?

    Peace,

    AMJ
     
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    You can either make up your own swear words (good for fantasy/sci-fi), use Irish (Feck Off) or just go for something like "Go die in a fire."

    I suppose "piss off" would fall between the two also.
     
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    Bite me!
    Screw off!
    blow me!


    just some thoughts
     
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    "Piss off" - God, why couldn't I think of that!

    Many thanks
     
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    Screw off could work also...Thanks!
     
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    I'll list a few. Though some of them might accidentally be regional phrases, forgive me if they are.

    "Screw off!"
    "Piss off!"
    "Get out of my face!"
    "Leave. Now."

    Good luck!
     
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    I quite like the old 'Take a hike!'
     
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    Oh, go ride a bike!
    DO ONE.
    Eff off.

    I do think "Piss off" is your best bet though. ^^
     
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    Personally, I like the quintessentially British 'sod off' :D

    'Bugger off' is also nicely cheeky but not all that profane
     
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    "Piss off" or "Get lost" are my usual choices :)
     
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    Either something short and sweet like, "Piss off!" Or something more longwinded and hilarious (mine might not be cliche, but you get the drift): "Why don't you go take a long walk off a short plank?"
     
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    "Get Stuffed" is the only one left I can think of, before one gets into longer phrases like "go take a jump in the lake" "take a hike"
     
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    You've already been given "Piss off". In British English we also have "sod off", "bugger off", "naff off". Or make up your own phrase: "Go stick your head in a bucket of boiling puke."
     
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    Bugger off is my term of choice, though it'd probably sound a bit twee if your character is a non-brit, in which case piss off or get lost both sound fine to me :)
     
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    Sod off.
    Bugger off.
    Leave. While you can.
    <nonverbal murderous glare>
    Be elsewhere.
    Begone!
    Drop dead.
     
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    Get the hell out of here!
    Get lost!
    Go away!
    Piss off!
    Screw off!
    Go screw/piss yourself!
    Go die in a <insert painful or undignifying place>!!
    Why are you still here?
    My God, are you still here?
    Scram!
    Run away. Now.
     
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    Make like a tree, and get out of here!
     
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    Stroll off
    Drag off
    Kick yourself out
    fend off
    Play somewhere else
    Get lost
    Close the door behind you
    or the simple: I'm busy

    Others gave you many examples, it's funny how many phrases one can find when they think about something. xD
     
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    "You have my permission to leave."
     
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    Hi,

    It may be a kiwi-ism I don't know - but I grew up with "Rack off". I don't know what it actually means. Piss off, sod off, and bugger off were also popular options. And until last week when I read a thread that said it had sexual connotations in the US, stuff off and get stuffed were normal parlance.

    Cheers, Greg.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I think "bugger off" fits best! I still can't belive that I couldn't think of it on my own....And at least everyone was able to get all those off their collective chests!

    Have a wondeful day :)
     
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    Oh, get outa my sight. ;)
     
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    De rein! Au revoir!
     
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    I don't think 'bugger off' could ever be used in dialogue without being oddly funny. It's just not a serious word at all.
     
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    It's still in fairly common use in the North of England. Most of the suggestions have been regional, including that one.
     

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