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Old 05-25-2016, 10:23 PM
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I use bits and pieces from various partial conlangs I've encountered over the years, sometimes in place of profanity and sometime just to express something succinctly.

For example, I'm fond of "noy j'taht", a bit of fictional profanity from the long-ago cartoon Pirates of Dark Water. The sound of it just conveys exasperation so well, without actually being offensive. I use "get'ke" from Lackey's Shin'a'in language to express sentiments that encompass "please elaborate", "explain yourself", and "WTF?" In text media like chat, I often use a single question mark for the same purpose. (Oddly enough, people respond to "get'ke" pretty often; I guess the tone gets the meaning across.)