Favorite SF Profanity

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by clayj, Nov 4, 2006.

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What's your favorite fictional/SF profanity?

Poll closed Dec 4, 2006.
  1. frak

    38.1%
  2. frell

    19.0%
  3. gorram

    19.0%
  4. other (explain below)

    23.8%
  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    OK, obviously there shouldn't be any use of real profanity in this thread... so what's your favorite fictional profanity? The three that immediately come to mind for me are:

    • From the new Battlestar Galactica, we have the wonderful "frak" and its derivations (frakking, frakked up, etc.).
    • From Farscape, we have "frell" and its derivations (frelling, frelled up, etc.).
    • And from Firefly, the ever-popular "gorram".
    What are your favorites? Vote above for one of these three or click Other and tell us what you think.
     
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  3. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Strictly speaking, "smeg" (from Red Dwarf, right?) is a contraction of a real word... but it's still a good one to throw out there. ;)
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i thought you were talking about my profanity here... :rolleyes:

    i haven't seen any of them, but i like frell.
     
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    Shards! (Shards of the Egg) -- Dragonriders of Pern
    Falkercarb (spelling?) -- Oldschool Galactica
    Shazbot -- Mork
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What's the uncontracted (tracted?) word?
     
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    I'm a bit of a Heinlein fan, so I'll have to go with "frimp" and "kark," as well as the classic portmanteau, "slitch."
     
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    I dont like profanity.


    But, all this fictional profanity seems fun, from reading the list, I like frak.


    FRAK!
     
  9. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    That would be "smegma".

    And now I have to go wash my hands. ;)
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Oooh, thanks. It's one of those words Ill have to use once a day to get it deeply entwined into my vocabulary. :cool:
     
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    After reading the dictionary entry, I'm now somewhat embarrassed :eek:
     
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    well in firefly they do swear in mandarin i believe.

    however i love frack,frak or whatever
     
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    They do use Mandarin to say stuff you can't usually say, but Mal is known to throw a "gorram" out there at least once an episode.
     
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    Actually, they say that the Mandarin cursing in Firefly is incredibly intense. I probably would have voted for if the Mandarin if it were an option.
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I have to go with the Cowboy on this one. Heinie got a bit out there at the end, but he remains my favorite SF author. It's a close race, but he still wins, and I like his "swear" words as well.
     
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    Maybe down your way :D :D
     
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    I don't have a fictional profanity that's a particular favourite, but when I looked at the poll and saw 'gorram' it made me think of schizophrenic shotstopper Andy Goram, so I voted for that.
     
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    Indeed.
     
  21. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Frell is a nice all-purpose swear word... :)

    I also like smeg head, as an insult, but using that on this boards would probably wake up the ban hamster, and that quickly gets messy... ;)
     

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