What language are the words înşuruba, păcăli and şurub?

Looking at the page history, it appears they're Romanian. I've noted it in the article, but it would be nice if one of our Romanian-speakers could verify it. -- Ortonmc 22:17, 18 Dec 2003 (UTC)

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"A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a shank partially or completely threaded shank, sometimes with a threaded point, and a head used to both hold the top material and to drive the screw either directly into a soft material or into a prepared hole."
Screws are often plastic, sometimes wood or other decorative material. Many 'bolts' are called screws. A screw drive is usually a threaded shaft.
--Wikidity (talk) 00:48, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Slang for sexual intercourse -> EtymologyEdit

I'm curious to know how this word became slang for sexual intercourse. I was checking here to get my answer; I guess I'll have to look somewhere else! :( In the meantime (and in case I can't find!), would someone be so kind as to tell me? Thanks in advance...

CielProfond 20:00, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

This etymology uncertain, contested by Kluge. Internal Germanic, perhaps related to Greek "koryphe:

alternate usage / etymologyEdit

The (transitive verb) 'put the screws to' or 'tighten the screw on' someone, originally referred to use of a torture device called a "Thumbscrew", but now means to extort, force, or compel someone.--Wikidity (talk) 00:20, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Return to "screw" page.