[via Topless Robot]
The brilliant minds over at Topless Robot have put together a list of the 15 best Chinese curses used on Firefly, and have conveniently included phonetic pronunciations of them as well, so you too can cuss someone out in a foreign language. My favourite?
Shove All the Planets in the Universe Up my Ass
太空所有的星球塞盡我的屁股 ・ Tai-kong suo-yo duh shing-chiou sai-jin wuh duh pee-goo
More magic from the loquacious Wash, who is growing jealous of the bond between Mal and his wife, Zoe — forged during their years in the war and the jobs they’ve pulled together. It’s right after the Ariel heist, and the crew is enjoying the fruits of a profitable take. Wash thinks he had a better idea on how they could have unloaded their goods, and when he asks Zoe what she thought of his notion, she parrots Mal’s rejection. Wash’s frustration culminates in this off-color outburst.
So cool. I know I’ll be studying these for a while so I can bust one out the next time I’m out having Chinese food! Click here to read the full list!