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What does congratu-fukin-lations mean?

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  • Added the offensive-language tag. I hope that isn't the source of the downvoting and the close vote, as people who don't want to see such questions can just filter out that tag.
    – T.E.D.
    Jul 17 '12 at 15:03
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    Too localized. Google turns up exactly three other instances of the word: once on a forum, once in a chatroom, and once in a youtube comment.
    – Daniel
    Jul 17 '12 at 15:16
  • @Danielδ - Perhaps just because of the weird spelling used above? I've heard it in the wild on occasion.
    – T.E.D.
    Jul 17 '12 at 15:28
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    I suppose it could be viewed as a question on expletive infixation in general.
    – Daniel
    Jul 17 '12 at 15:31
  • If you knew there was expletive language in the word, then surely you could work out what the word itself must mean.
    – Urbycoz
    Jul 17 '12 at 15:44
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This is expletive infixation: where an expletive is added into the middle of a word to give extra impact (or sometimes sarcasm).

See this question for more discussion.

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This isn't really a typical word. It's "congratulations" with "fukin" (a slight misspelling of an expletive) inserted in the middle.

How that expletive changes the meaning depends a bit on context. In general the intention would be to intensify the sentiment. However, the sentiment could actually be sarcastic. In that case it would be something along the lines of "I guess that's great for you but it doesn't do anything for me".

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