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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
He's a bad mother-shut yo mouth. – Sam May 1 '11 at 4:47
Just do it. Don't be complicit in your own bowdlerization. – Marcin May 1 '11 at 8:17
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 '14 at 3:02

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


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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

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