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I'm looking for a better way to say "orchestral brass musicians are badass" that doesn't use any words that could be considered profanity.

(If you're not sure what I mean by orchestral brass musicians, as far as I'm concerned they're the equivalent of Samuel L. Jackson.)

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Just say "baaaaad" followed with a wry smile and then arched eyebrows. –  Neil Fein May 1 '11 at 4:21
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He's a bad mother-shut yo mouth. –  Sam May 1 '11 at 4:47
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Just do it. Don't be complicit in your own bowdlerization. –  Marcin May 1 '11 at 8:17
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I'm not sure I want to help trombonists to that extent. I mean, come on. –  Robusto May 1 '11 at 11:10
    
Is brass a euphemism here for badassium? –  Erik Kowal May 7 at 3:02

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These terms can vary a bit by region and trendiness as well as vulgarity, but some possible alternatives:

wicked
bangin'
hard-core
bitchin'
fierce
warriors

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Also, my personal favourite: Awesome! –  Loquacity May 1 '11 at 4:50
    
How about fawesome? –  Sam May 1 '11 at 4:51
    
+1 for hardcore. –  Callithumpian May 1 '11 at 5:00
    
@Loquacity: I had awesome in my list, then decided it didn't have the edge that @NReilingh was looking to keep. –  mfe May 1 '11 at 14:33
    
Bitching means excellent or extremely: a bitching new album; it's bitchin' hot, ain't it? –  kiamlaluno May 1 '11 at 15:07

Orchestral brass musicians are the shiznit.

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How about:

  • Our horns are smokin'!
  • Our horns are the bomb, baby!
  • These horns kick brass!
  • We've got brass . . . balls!
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Orchestral brass musicians play
higher
faster
louder

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