Skyrim swit, n’wah, and other insults

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Looking to make enemies and alienate people in the world of The Elder Scrolls? Well getting a grip on insults like Skyrim swit, n’wah, fetcher, and milk drinker is the way to go. Because, beyond the standard ‘hello, how are you?’ and ‘my name is’, the first thing everyone wants to know when learning a new language is how to swear and curse, right? Plus, when every other enemy that jumps out of a bush is yelling ‘swit’ at you, it feels pretty important to understand what it means.

It goes without saying that there are some naughty words in this Skyrim insults guide, but in case you’ve stumbled across this when hunting for some Roblox promo codes or Coin Master free spins, please heed this bad language warning. Perhaps a perusal of our top picks for the best Switch RPGs or best mobile casual games will leave the air around you a little less blue.

Skyrim swit and other insults

Settle down, children of Skyrim. It’s time to take a look at all the wonderfully colourful insults you can hurl (or find hurled at you) when exploring Tamriel and beyond.

Keep in mind that many of these translations are unconfirmed, and are based on historical translations and mutations of words or community beliefs.

Skyrim swit and other Skyrim insults - a Whiterun guard stood in the street

Dunmer Skyrim insults

  • Swit (of S’wit) – abbreviation of ‘slackwit’ or ‘slow-witted’, similar to our ‘idiot’ or ‘fool’
  • Fetcher – stupid, scoundrel
  • Milk-drinker – childish, weak
  • N’wah – foreigner, invader, slave
  • Nchow (or N’chow) – exclamation of profanity, likely similar to our ‘damn’
  • B’vek – mutation of ‘by Vivec’, similar to our colloquialism exclamation of ‘oh my god’

Argonian Skyrim insults

  • Xuth or Xhuth – an angry/rude interjection, believed to mean ‘enough!’
  • Kaoc – crap
  • Waxhutil, waxhuthi – ‘that’s enough’ or ‘dammit’
  • Lukiul – a slur towards ‘assimilated’ Argonians who live under the Imperial’s ways
  • Thtachalxan (direct translation ‘drykiller’) – a slur towards the non-Argonian guard unit in Lilmoth

Altmer Skyrim insults

  • Nebarra – foreigner, outsider

Nord Skyrim insults

  • Snowback – likely means ‘weak’ (implies you’re often found defeated with your back in the snow)
  • Milk-drinker – childish, weak
  • Greyskin – a slur for Dunmers
  • Shor’s bones – an exclamation of surprise or shock, like our ‘what on earth?’
  • Orkey’s beard – an exclamation of surprise or shock, like our ‘what on earth?’

Khajiit Skyrim insults

  • Renrij (plural renrija/renriji) – scum, ruffian
  • Jekosiit – a general insult, translated in the Ta’agra Project as ‘sheep-shagger’

Orsimer Skyrim insults

  • Tusk – crude word for sex, used as their version of ‘fuck’

Redguard Skyrim insults

  • Tobr’a – useless
  • Nikriin – coward
  • Ruth – damn
  • Zaam – slave

General Skyrim insults

  • Cur – worthless, cowardly
  • Lizard, scaleskin – slur towards Argonians
  • Knife-ear – slur towards elves
  • Furless, clawless, or housecat – slur towards Khajiit implying weakness

That’s it for our guide to Skyrim swit and other insults. Now, go off and unleash your new, naughty linguistics upon the virtual world with our guide to the best Skyrim maps. Or, if you want to call someone a milk-drinker online, check out our Discord download guide.

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