la masturbation rend sourd

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by jmlem1, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. jmlem1 Senior Member

    Liège Belgium
    belgium french
    Can I translate " la masturbation rend sourd " by " masturbation makes you
    deaf " ?
    Thank you.
  2. wildan1

    wildan1 Moderando ma non troppo

    The translation is literally correct, but the admonitions I have heard traditionally are about it making you blind, not deaf... :D
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Yes, I heard it with blind, too.

    And by the way, could you please use a bigger font in your posts? ;)
  4. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    The classic line is:
    "Did you know, masturbation makes ymmm dmmm"
  5. Squiggle

    Squiggle Senior Member

    Savoie, France
    English - UK
    Yes but blind was the usual threat. Wasn't it "send" you blind though? (Oh, and straight to Hell of course!)
  6. Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker Senior Member

    English Canada
    These are nothing but old wives' tales. It makes hair grow on the palms of your hands. Everybody knows that.

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