#1
I'm re-reading "A Clockwork Orange" and I'm starting to speak Nadsat in actual conversations.

All my friends are real gloopy and have never read the book so they don't understand me. I don't know most of the slang but every now and then I slip out "horrorshow" or "cally".

Does anyone know it well enough to speak and understand it fully without a dictionary and use it in conversations?
#2
Nadsat sounds painful.

EDIT: What is it, exactly?
Last edited by crazy8rgood at Jul 2, 2009,
#3
Understand, yes. Speak, no.

Especially since I read the book in french. But I remember a UG Nadsat group.
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#4
I throw it in occasionally. I love that book. Once I finsh my AP books for the summer I'm reading it yet again.
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#6
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Personally, I love it.

I could see myself using the terms in everyday conversation.


Yeah i like it.

When i read it i have to use the dictionary, but I'm trying to get to where i won't.
#7
Reading the book I understood 90% of everything that was said (mine didn't have an appendix or dictionary, so I resolved myself to my own mental faculties)
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#8
Quote by crazy8rgood

EDIT: What is it, exactly?


A slang.
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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Get To Da Choppa!
#9
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A slang.

I got that, but, I mean, what, exactly does it originate from? A Clockwork Orange?
#10
Quote by crazy8rgood
I got that, but, I mean, what, exactly does it originate from? A Clockwork Orange?


Yeah, it was created for the book. Lots of Russian in it.


*looks for ACO book & movie*
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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Get To Da Choppa!
#11
Quote by DirtyMakik
Yeah, it was created for the book. Lots of Russian in it.


*looks for ACO book & movie*

What's "A Clockwork Orange" about, really? I've been looking for a new book to read.

Side note: Nadsat still sounds painful.
#12
Quote by crazy8rgood
What's "A Clockwork Orange" about, really? I've been looking for a new book to read.

Side note: Nadsat still sounds painful.


Popular book among these forums. Kid named Alex likes to rape and beat the **** out of people. One night he gets caught and is put through a treatment to make him anti-violent then released back into the world...

thats the gist of it. movie came out in 71, you should check it out.
#13
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Popular book among these forums. Kid named Alex likes to rape and beat the **** out of people. One night he gets caught and is put through a treatment to make him anti-violent then released back into the world...

thats the gist of it. movie came out in 71, you should check it out.

Will do, thanks.
#14
Quote by Ledforthehead
Popular book among these forums. Kid named Alex likes to rape and beat the **** out of people. One night he gets caught and is put through a treatment to make him anti-violent then released back into the world...

thats the gist of it. movie came out in 71, you should check it out.


Book came out in 62.

Very philosohic, à la Camus' The Stranger and Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye,
but most people just say it's violent and totally miss the point of the story.

DirtyEdit: Especially when they watch the movie.
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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Get To Da Choppa!
Last edited by DirtyMakik at Jul 2, 2009,
#15
i liked nadsat when i read it, but now ive forgotten all of it, except for devotchka. i dont think i would reference it in real life, unless i was with people who already knew it.
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#16
how art thou, thou cheap bottle of stinking fish oil? Come and get one in the yarballs, if you have any yarballs, you munic jelly thout.
#17
**** I love ACO!!!

I tried speaking it in real convos,
but my friends are stupid and never catch it.
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

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that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#18
Was not a bad book. I didn't have the glossary in the back of my copy so I had to figure out a lot by myself. Grr.

My favourite part is the end, when he's all grown up and living a more honest life and stuff. Better than all that controversial violence, rape etc. beforehand.
#19
Every now and again i toss in some real horrorshow bits. Confuses my moron friends.
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#20
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Was not a bad book. I didn't have the glossary in the back of my copy so I had to figure out a lot by myself. Grr.

My favourite part is the end, when he's all grown up and living a more honest life and stuff. Better than all that controversial violence, rape etc. beforehand.


It's a shame they omitted the final chapter from the movie adaption.
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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your sarcasam amuses me


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#21
Quote by Chrois
Was not a bad book. I didn't have the glossary in the back of my copy so I had to figure out a lot by myself. Grr.

My favourite part is the end, when he's all grown up and living a more honest life and stuff. Better than all that controversial violence, rape etc. beforehand.


There was a glossary? Didn't know that.

Regardless, it was much more fun trying to decipher the words on your own.
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#23
Hell, I'm still using newspeak because sometimes there just isn't a real word for some things.

I'd say it's doubleplusnormal, but I'm in no position to be a judge of that.
#24
I accidentally said horrorshow yesterday and I haven't even thought about Nadsat for months...
#26
I will read it, that will be a hard challenge for my ongoing english learning. Does it will help to my english or is it useless?
#27
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I will read it, that will be a hard challenge for my ongoing english learning. Does it will help to my english or is it useless?

It helps with your Russian. That's for sure.
#28
I never got into speaking Nadsat although I can see how it could come in handy on occasion. Although, lately i have felt the need to use the word grokking from Stranger in a Strange Land.

Do you grok what i mean?
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