Is there a modern equivalent to the archaic expression "fie on thee"?
I'm aware of expressions such as "damn you" and the like, but I'm looking for something less strong.
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According to Etymology online, fie (late 13c) was
a general sound of disgust that seems to have developed independently in many languages.
So, today, it seems a good correlation would be the tsk-tsk sound one makes with their tongue on hearing something they disapprove of. (Maybe the Brits say Tut!, but I don't know. I think of Winnie the Pooh when I hear that.)
Another exclamation still used for the same purpose is
pshaw (interj.) exclamation of contempt or rejection, by 1670s.
I've heard people "say" pffft! or hmmph! for the same reason.
The only response I can think of that isn't very strong that I have actually heard a lot is to thank the other person very sarcastically. eg:
"Thanks ... a lot!"
(delivered with no smile and unwavering eye-contact)
How about using "piffle" as a synonym for "fie" -- that's still used, though admittedly less common and arguably old-fashioned.
To me it is a mild curse. "Fie on you" means something in-between "a curse on you" and "I don't care what you say, you rascal."
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