Firefly’s 15 Best Chinese Curses (and How to Say Them)

I’ve always liked it when a Science fiction movie, book or film plays games with the evolution of language in the future. Bladerunner had Cityspeak a mix of Hungarian, French, Chinese, German, Korean and Japanese. Joss Whedon decided to go down a simpler route and had people swear in Mandarin, here is a list of Topless Robots top 15 Chinese Curses from Firefly with pronunciation. You can visit Topless Robot to read about when they appear.

15) Stupid Inbred Stack of Meat
????????? BUN tyen-shung duh ee-DWAY-RO

14) Cow Sucking
?? ? Shee-niou

13) A Baboon’s Asshole
????? ? FAY-FAY duh PEE-yen

12) Extraordinarily Impatient Buddha
??????? ? Jen mei NAI-shing duh FWO-tzoo

11) Dog Fucking
??? ? Go tsao de

10) Panda Piss
??? ? Shiong mao niao

9) Frog-Humping Son of a Bitch
?????? ? Ching-wah TSAO duh liou mahng

8) Stupid Son of a Drooling Whore and a Monkey
????????????? ? Liou coe shway duh biao-tze huh hoe-tze duh ur-tze

7) Have a Shit-Throwing Contest with a Monkey
?????? ? Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

6) Filthy Fornicators of Livestock
???????? ? Huh choo-shung tza-jiao duh tzang-huo

5) Motherless Goats of All Motherless Goats
?????? ? Gao yang jong duh goo yang

4) Holy Mother of God and All Her Wacky Nephews
???????????? ? Wuh duh ma huh tah duh fong kwong duh wai shung

3) Shove All the Planets in the Universe Up my Ass
????????????? ? Tai-kong suo-yo duh shing-chiou sai-jin wuh duh pee-goo

2) The Explosive Diarrhea of an Elephant
????????? ? Da-shiang bao-tza shr duh lah doo-tze

1) Holy Testicle Tuesday
????? ? Shun-SHENG duh gao-WAHN

Via Topless Robot

Nicaragua Invades Costa Rica Because Google Maps Told It To

Sat Nav has been blamed for people driving their cars into rivers, for lorry drivers destroying ancient bridges, and driving Belgian lorry drivers through Cornish cottages. But I don’t think it’s started any international incidents. Well now an error in Google Maps has caused Nicaragua to invade Costa Rica…

From the Search Engine Land article:

A Nicaraguan military commander, relying on Google Maps, moved troops into an area near San Juan Lake along the border between his country and Costa Rica. The troops are accused of setting up camp there, taking down a Costa Rican flag and raising the Nicaraguan flag, doing work to clean up a nearby river, and dumping the sediment in Costa Rican territory.

La Nacion — the largest newspaper in Costa Rica — says the Nicaraguan commander, Eden Pastora, used Google Maps to “justify” the incursion even though the official maps used by both countries indicate the territory belongs to Costa Rica. Pastora blames Google Maps in the paper…

Via Search Engine Land

Awesome Tron Costume Using EL Film Strips

Syuzi over at Fashioning Technology has posted some awesome pictures of her Halloween costume where she dressed up as Quorra From Tron Legacy. The really cool thing is She A. Made the costume herself and B. Is planning on posting a tutorial online in the next three weeks.

Via Fashioning Technology.

What If Jedi and Sith Resolved Their Differences With A Dance Off?

Image by Aaron Jasinski and is included in a limited edition Star Wars Fan art book Star Wars Art: Visions (it’s just over 200 quid for the special edition but only 17 for the normal one.)

as one of the commenters on “The Daily What” page said it is a little unfair, Darth is a quadraplegic on life support, and Obiwan isn’t…

Via The Daily What.