Talk:your mom

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First draft of this article moved in from Wikipedia. Please see Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Your mom, Wikipedia:Deletion review and Wikipedia:Talk:Your mom#Undeletion and removal of redirect for the three discussions leading up to the recommendation to move the article here. Editor contribution history has been retained through the use of a soft-redirect in Wikipedia, satisfying GFDL. Rossami 23:26, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

from WT:RFC[edit]

Movie cite and apparent widespread use lets it pass RFV, but it's an ugly transwiki that might want a total rewrite. —Muke Tever 00:44, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Can't find any reason as to why it should be rewritten, so removed the rfc-tag. Also modified the translations table which was the only non-standard part of the article. --Alca Isilon 08:49, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

We're not Wikipedia. Please do not remove rfc tag, especially when there is an explanation here. --Connel MacKenzie T C 06:21, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
Muke, is this satisfactory now? --Connel MacKenzie 16:01, 7 October 2006 (UTC)


regarding the translations - your mom would most likely be translated as "deine Mutter" into German, right now there is something up that sounds more like dutch. anton

La madre que te pario is not "your mom is the bomb" - its basically "the mother that birthed you". --162.83.211.128 01:17, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

RFV[edit]

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your mom

  • Is there any evidence that this is used outside the US? The translations are literal. I don't believe that schoolchildren all over the world use this form of insult simply because US students do.
  • The quotation isn't illustrative of the sense. "Your mom goes to college" is not an insult.
  • Your mum redirects here. I don't think this is used in the UK, and this would needs some content anyway rather than simply being a redirect. — Paul G 08:53, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
"Your mum", is a common insult or retort in UK secondary schools, usually among immature people who haven't the imagination to come up with anything more sophisticated. *Sighs* 9_9 I'm sorry to say that this term is in common usage, at least in Gloucestershire. I've no idea whether it meets CFI though, as I find it unlikely that it will be durably archived. After all, why would anyone have a reason to write it down? RobbieG 14:50, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
The same usage is common among the same group in Norwegian ("morra di). It's a recent addition to our vocabulary and in my perception doesn't originate with English language influence primarily, but as an influence from Arab immigrant youth, whose intense focus on protecting their mothers' serene reputation is a deep-rooted matter of upholding family honor. The term implies (although to most users only remotely) "I fuck (or have fucked) your mother". __meco 22:13, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
I think the Spanish have the phrase tu madre, which is used similarly. RobbieG 22:27, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
By the way, in the UK, although the "your mum" varient is more common, it's generally percieved as an Americanism, rather than a Arabic, Spanish or Norwegian phrase. It's also not taken seriously, and isn't directed at any specific culture. RobbieG 15:40, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
"Your mum" in the UK, if directed towards the correct audience with any poignant prefix or suffix, is an instantaneous opening towards grievous bodily harm. We had better credit the proliferation of this term to the Americans, however, as they did invent societal decline.
This term does exist outside Gloucestershire, I can confirm. It is also a stereotypical phrase that is probably only associated with "chavs" in this country. Any other use of the phrase is used to imitate "chavs", or take the mickey out of them. Even though it is a very slang phrase, I, certainly have heard it enough times to think fits criteria for inclusion. Jakeybean 20:20, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
The French translation (ta mère) should be kept, too. Lmaltier 20:45, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Tagged (US) as it is, I think this can be struck. — Beobach972 18:23, 11 August 2007 (UTC)


Spanish translation[edit]

The literal version in spanish would be tu madre. This should be included in the translation list as it works (at least in Latin America) the same way as in english, ie "tu madre" as a general idiotic retort.