I'm insulted! (I think.)
July 23, 2006 11:20 AM Subscribe
Pardon if this is vulgar or offensive:
What do "Mada chod" and "Bey shalam" mean? How is the latter a retort to the former?
posted by carsonb to Human Relations (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just had an odd chat while playing a board game online. I was asked for my "asl plz" and told the guy to shut up and play (not too classy on my part, I admit.) he responded with "mada shod." I googled the phrase and got a general idea that it could be like calling someone a 'jerk,' but if anyone knows what the appropriate English translation is, I would appreciate knowing.
anyway, I skimmed the google results during the game and decided to try responding with "bey shalam" just for kicks. my opponent promptly apologized and we played on.
can anyone explain that exchange to me?