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What does “Behinderter Lehrer ever” mean?

You are right with all your assumptions. The word ever is the English word; so the insult was formed by mixing German and English – which is not too unusual and probably seemed more “cool” to the ...
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Are there any words in German that are never to be used in polite conversation?

This is a fundamental cultural difference between official American dogma and German everyday word usage. You might take the stance that in German conversation people despise profanities as much as ...
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Is the word “Schwein” necessarily an insult?

It depends on the context. If you call your neighbor, an officer, or someone else in the street a Schwein, it's an insult. If a parent tells their child he or she is a Schwein, it usually means they ...
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

Ungebildet does not mean the same as uneducated. In german, the terms has a (slight) negative connotation. It means that the person has a below-then-average general knowledge. It can also refer to ...
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What does “Behinderter Lehrer ever” mean?

I would break down the phrase to: behinderter (physically or mentally challenged): arbitrarily chosen derogatory adjective Lehrer (discussed topic) ever (English word) sort of emphasis, German ...
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Derogatory way to refer to a smoker

If a smoker smells of cold smoke (and for a non-smoker all smokers do), he is ein laufender Aschenbecher (a walking ashtray)
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Derogatory way to refer to a smoker

"Er raucht wie ein Kamin" - I haven't encountered that one yet. Er raucht wie ein Schlot with "Schlot" being a high, tall thin chimney of a factory or coal power plant, but not the regular chimney ...
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"Ruhig Brauner!" - Idiom or insult?

I disagree with the answer from πάντα ῥεῖ: Living in the south of Germany I never saw "Ruhig Brauner" being used as an insult. We use it on a regular basis here (friends and family) and it is always ...
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Are there any words in German that are never to be used in polite conversation?

Neger. I grew up in Germany in the 1970's, and the word Neger didn't seem to me to have a pejorative meaning. It was simply a word to refer to a person of African descent, much like the word Negro ...
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Are there any words in German that are never to be used in polite conversation?

Nein, gibt es nicht. Jedes Wort kann in einer freundlichen Konversation zum Beispiel zitierend benutzt werden, notfalls mit einer vorweggeschickten Entschuldigung für das Wort, welches aber aus ...
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Is the word “Schwein” necessarily an insult?

The way I see it, this is not really about German: I think it would be the same in every other language. Anyway, here is my take on it. You don't need to worry. Yes, "Schwein" is normally an insult, ...
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What does “Behinderter Lehrer ever” mean?

Let’s just go backwards analysing this: Ever, being used just like in English, is rather frequent in youth culture nowadays. It has pretty much replaced aller Zeiten and to add ‘coolness’, it is ...
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

Literally, ungebildet means uneducated. However it carries a negative connotation that's similar to that of the English commoner. It is sometimes used like uneducated, but usually one avoids it by ...
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

"Ungebildet" means "uneducated", but is not restricted to formal education (indeed, "gebildet" can even be used in opposition to formal education, if you think that formal education goes wrong). When ...
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Derogatory way to refer to a smoker

I never heard anybody saying these expressions, but a male smoker I personally call Luftbekacker (air shitter, someone who shits in the air). And a female smoker I call Tabakschlampe (tobacco slut)....
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Is the word “Schwein” necessarily an insult?

I don't know much German but I'm pretty sure it's just saying that you're naughty. It would be like 'you filthy bastard' in English, normally that's a grave insult but in the particular context you ...
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Derogatory way to refer to a smoker

As another alternative: The Cigarette Smoking Man character from the X Files was sometimes derogatively referred to as Cancer Man1. In the German dubbing, this was (in my opinion, fittingly) ...
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Derogatory way to refer to a smoker

Teerhalde, Suchti, Quarzer, Dampfer, Stummellutscher, Paffer (obviously) are terms I have come across. Kiffer targeting at ("normal") cigarette smokers I have heard as well (Even if kiffen it is an ...
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Can someone tell me a sentence that sounds really angry involving cake

Du hast nicht mehr alle Kerzen auf der Torte is a variation of Du hast nicht mehr alle beisammen Which means that he is losing an essential (mental) capacity (usually sanity or intelligence). ...
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"Ruhig Brauner!" - Idiom or insult?

I used it for many years as mild mockery. But I noticed recently that people increasingly get this very wrong (in the mentioned Nazi connotation) - so I will need to stop saying this.
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Können Schmähworte mit männlichem Artikel auf Frauen angewendet weren?

Wie hier schon mehrfach gesagt: Grammatikalisches Geschlecht ist größtenteils unabhängig von sexuellem Geschlecht. Prinzipiell kann so ziemlich jedes Schimpfwort auf beide Geschlechter angewendet ...
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What is a mild form of "idiot" that might be used by a German-speaking Czech?

Suggestions for words a woman might use to mildly insult (or tease) a male friend: (This is a community wiki. Everybody can extend the list) du Bimbo (same problem as with Mongo) du Blödel / du ...
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"Ruhig Brauner!" - Idiom or insult?

So is "Ruhig Brauner!" an innocent idiom or is it an insult? Is there a difference in online/offline conversations? It's more often an insult than an innocent idiom. Often from people who don't ...
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Ursprung der Beleidigung als Schwein/Sau?

Die Frage zur etymologischen Forschung kann ich leider nicht beantworten. Ich will mich daher eher an einer psychologischen/anthropologischen Betrachtung versuchen, und dabei gedanklich so weit wie ...
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Is the word “Schwein” necessarily an insult?

Answer no. 28 (starting with "it depends on the context") is very precise. However, the situation is extremely simple: "Schwein" in German is the same word, with the same connotations, as the word "...
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

I think a good translation for that would be: "unmannered" meaning having no manners
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

A better translation than "uneducated" is "ignorant." It does not refer to academic standing per se, although it could refer to things that most people learn in school. It is the quality of "not ...
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What does “ungebildet” really mean?

Reminds me of the Chinese phrase which literally means "not taught(by parents)". It's remarked whenever something thoughtless or barbaric is done. Small details like leaving your bed in a mess or ...
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