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  • He likes to go to the Guggenheim and the Whitney with wild hair and stoned eyes in his black leather motorcycle jacket and ogle the artwork, which he calls merde while people stare.

    Hotel Chelsea - Scene 4

  • He left the cafe murmuring the word merde over and over.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • The "merde" in the title refers to a creature that lives in the sewers of Tokyo and terrorizes its residents.

    Cannes Film Festival Report and Reviews - Part Un « FirstShowing.net

  • So, I fault Krugman for crying "merde" at the town sewage treatment facility!

    Pavlov's Blue Dog

  • They curse in Chinese the same way English-speaking French folk occasionally say "merde".

    BLEG

  • Je veux dire, s'il etait possible de dire "merde" aux gens quant a leur avis sur ce que je veux faire je l'aurai deja fait!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Apres le "merde" en fin de video, le Pinku qui se marre comme un debile et en bonus la super voix de mon papa!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • I attended French school in Quebec when growing up, and in high school we read a French from France translation of "Catcher in the Rye" with curses translated as "merde" "pute" and the like, which to we French Canadians was ludicrous, effeminate and completely lost the intended meaning/mood of the book.

    languagehat.com: TRANSLATING CURSES.

  • And Joel, it is not exaggerated to say that 'diu' is the Cantonese F-word you can hear it alone as well, like French "merde" or Greek "gamoto", or, in the all-too frequent curse "diu nei lo mo", of which you learned an extended from your Hong Kongese classmate.

    languagehat.com: DEPLORABLE WORDS.

  • She heard a muttered "merde," and his footsteps retreating slowly.

    Children Of The Night

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  • It is. Asativum means that it is also used that way.

    July 14, 2009

  • I was always under the impression it was French for the four-letter 's' word.

    July 14, 2009

  • French: Shit

    June 9, 2009

  • Merde!

    June 18, 2008

  • French for "break a leg."

    June 18, 2008