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There is no religion on Pern, nor do they have any inhabitions about sex.  Their curses and oaths pertain to what they hold dear and what they fear.  Mainly the Dragons, Thread, and the Red Star.
 
We on LW ask that you only use Pernese swears, oaths and curses...all part of keeping it real.  There is no Hell...only between and Fall.  Have fun making up your own.

Maledicta

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Crackdust, shards: annoyance or disbleief

 

That's well dusted: nasty, unpleasant

 

Born under the Red Star: unlucky, disliked or someone evil

 

Bend a tail: to defecate

 

Has a dragon's two stomachs: endless appetite

 

A hunk of firestone; all gas and ash: blowhard or braggart

 

Wherry teeth: nonsense, don't believe you

 

Wherry hunt: 'wild-goose chase'

 

Tail fork first: backward

 

Like trying to draw an inside straight in Bitra: next to impossible

 

Bitrain Odds: not a chance

 

Hatching fire Lizards: castles in the clouds

 

Shaffit!: irritation

 

Chew it raw and swallow: accept the inevitable

 

Dragon among the wherries:  wolf among the sheep

 

Smokelss weyrling: disparagement meaning useless

 

Shells

 

Scorch the shell and sear the skin

 

Oaths

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By the first shell 

 

By the First Egg

 

By the first Egg of Faranth's clutch

 

By Faranth

 

By the Shards of my Dragon's Egg

 

Through Fog, Fall, and Fire

 

Heard and Witnessed

The Dragon Lover's Guide to Pern pg 104-105

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