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Gaelic: Mallacht na seacht gcineál buinní ort
English: May you have seven different kinds of diarrhea.
collected: Corona Plaza, Queens (04-30-2016)
origin: She originally learned this curse in Gaelic from an Irish couple in Alhambra, Spain (in order to curse her friend who she was mad at in a language she couldn’t understand).


Göttscheabarisch (German dialect):
English: literally translates to “you can like me,” but is used as a friendly way to say “go fuck yourself”
collected: Ridgewood, Queens (04-28-2016)
origin: heard this growing up from friends and family in the Gottscheer community in Ridgewood, Queens