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In character idioms, proverbs and curses

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I usually come up wit whatever feels like something my characters would say, though I usually try to make them crass and crude since most of my "Cursers" are like that. My Norn berserker for instance favors "Jormag's Titties" when it comes to curses not directed at anyone in particular, while my Asura tends to go beyond Bookah and use "Skritt-for-Brains" whenever he finds someone who doesn't get him. Think I had more, but can't remember them right of the handle like this.
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Sylvari classic curses:

"Brambles!"
or
"Thorns!"

Both said by caithe at some point early in the story.
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At one point, Kara said something along the lines of "Like an Asura with a big red button" to describe someone who just couldn't help themselves. It was funny. :d
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I added a compiled list to the OP, so feel encouranged to keep them coming. More or less everything will be added to the list, so far I only edited a bit with the ones who where very similar.


Aracinia wrote:
- Bears breath!

I used this one myself the other day on my norn Sharva Rauftne :d
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I know Eston has used "Emtpy as an Asura's soul" a few times.

Racism, what?
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One of my FAVORITE sayings I picked up from a quest NPC in GW1.

In a similar context to "may he rest in peace," the NPC used "Grenth be just."

So you would say for example, "My uncle Andrew, Grenth be just, loved to work the fields in the early morning."

What I love so much about this saying is that it is so very polite but it can also be a way of cursing the dead as well. Just saying "Grenth be just" after the dead person's name is ambiguous, because it depends entirely on what you think they deserve.

My Siraj, a consummately polite undertaker, uses this alllllllllllllllllllllll the time to curse people he is very glad are in the ground, without sounding like he is doing so. I also recently had him close an angry letter to a LIVING person with, "Grenth be just to the both of you." Ouch.
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Oh, another idiom I forgot! From someone's personal story somewhere. "Drake's breakfast."

It seemed to be indicating a horrific mess or a bloodbath. The line was something like, "Get the Blood Legion involved and they'll turn this into a drake's breakfast."
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Oh, I just remembered a quest where you are disguised as a bandit and have to win an insulting competition. I can't remember exactly where this is, does anyone know?
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I'll go through what I know of the asuran culture's list now, since we may as well fill those gaps:

Greetings

"How are your endeavors progressing?" -Used in the same context as "how are you?"

"Excelsior." -Standard asuran greeting and farewell, taken from the latin for "ever upwards" in reflection of the asura's devotion to intellectual advancement.

Curses and Exclamations

"Sparks" -Same context as the S-word.

"My ears!" -Same context as "My God!"

I'll add more to this list as I see them in game. I'm sure there are more, I just need to be reminded.
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