Re: OUAI = "DAMN"?

From: Jane Harper (
Date: Mon Sep 14 1998 - 21:13:31 EDT

> is generally frowned upon. ;-) "You better watch out" is as close as I've
> heard and that's seems way short of OUAI hUMIN.
> The Bible in Basic English translates it "A curse is on you", which to my
> mind is a more modern idiom and since it's indicative, avoids the causitive
> nature of "Damn You". "Grief and despair are yours" might work, it gives
> the core meaning of OUAI.

The first phrase that comes to mind is "You're in a world of hurt"...

Just my $0.02


Jane Harper
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (King, 1963)

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