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Ha siktir!


First of all, I would like to apologize for the title but I have a reason to write this. The Greek people around me sometimes in traffic jam or when something unexpected happen, say this word. First time I had heard about it I was thinking they are making a joke and trying to show me they know a Turkish ‘bad word’. But after a while I understood it is not like that.
The truth is like this. They do not know what exactly this word mean which is left them from Ottoman period. I mean, the way they use it is like ‘What a pitty’. Of course every time I explained what it means, people start to smile. I had advice them not to use it when they visit Turkey especially while they are looking at somebody’s face. I hope they listen to me.

In reality the word is a very heavy. It comes from the saying ‘siktir git’ which means ‘let them fuck you and go’. The word ‘sik’ is ‘dick’ as an object. Sik-(mek) is (To)-fuck as verb. Sik-tir is ‘passive order’ form for ‘fırst person, present tense’.

Turks also use it when they surprised with something or to objects freely. But if you say it to a person, it will be very insulting that you will definitely have some problems. The versions are as below:

– Siktir Git = Let them fuck you and go
– Ha(di) siktir = Come on, let them fuck you
– Siktir Be = Let them fuck you (like I do not believe you)

Siktir Git Coffee
Last funny point is from our common neighbor Bulgaria. In Bulgaria, the last Turkish coffee that has been offered to the guest, just before they leave is called ‘Siktir Git Coffee’. I hope nobody offers me something like that.

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