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Best Swear Words in Sci-Fi

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 4:25 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Triviagasm: Frak Off! We've Got the Best Swear Words from Scifi
http://io9.com/350163/frak-off-weve-got-the-best-swear-words-from-scif
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• Frak, Battlestar Galactica
• Frell, Farscape
• Gorram, Firefly
• Shazbot, Mork & Mindy
• Poodoo, Star Wars
• Smeg, Red Dwarf
• Farathoom, Don't Bite The Sun
• Shock, Spiderman 2099
• "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle", The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
• Smurf, The Smurfs

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:29 AM

VERTIGO


Smeg - theres not a day went by since watching redwarf that i've not used it haha.

And as for Goram - essential for all browncoats ^.^

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 6:42 AM

GORAMMAN


Although I like Firefly more than BSG (especially after season 3) I must say Frak is a little better than Gorram. Frak can be said with much more attitude. Gorram always seemed like an expression of annoyance. Frak is much more versitile.

Star Wars swear words are ridiculous. I'm writing a SW fic right now and I'm thinking of abandoning all swearing in the story.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:26 AM

SHADESIREN


Farscape had several good swear words. Dren was one, and I seem to remember they had a word they called Chiana - a tralk. There was also mivonks, hezmana, drannit, yotz, loomas, fahrbot, frelnik, thoddo and greebol, although I've forgotten the usage for probably half of them.

EDIT: On second thought, I found a site that explains them! Yay! Now I can brag about my huge loomas.... or maybe not, that just sounds very wierd.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/farscape/swearing/

You know you want it - http://www.shadesiren.com

You know you need it - http://www.oberonrpg.com

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:34 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by GoramMan:
Frak is much more versitile.


I was always partial to Felgercarb, myself...being a fan of the classic series and all.

Frakin' Chrisisall, full of felgercarb and such

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:38 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


You forgot all the shiny Mandarin phrases in Firefly! While not technically swear words, they are very useful when you get frustrated and need to say SOMETHING but can't use the traditional English swear words.

Just make sure that there isn't a Mandarin speaker close by or you may get threatening looks for completely mispronouncing his/her language.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:50 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Great Caesar's Ghost....swear words from Adventures of Superman (1953)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:55 AM

MONEYTRAIN


all the red dwarf curses are classic lol


and yeah the star wars ones are crap emperors black bones and sithspit lol

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:53 AM

ZZETTA13


Hey I only swear when it's Appropriate!!
Z

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:01 PM

GORAMMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by zzetta13:
Hey I only swear when it's Appropriate!!
Z



Swearing isn't appropriate. That's the point of it.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:12 PM

ZZETTA13


Scene Jaynestown: just outside medlab

Kaylee,” So when is it you do all this cusin, when I go ta bed?”

Simon,” I swear when it’s appropriate.”

Kaylee,” Simon! The whole idea is that it ain’t appropriate!”

SMASH_BANG_CLANG
Shuffle in the trained ape. Without the training.

Z

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:14 PM

LWAVES


Part of me wants to say Gorram is the best because of the FF link but my heart tells me to go for Smeg.

It's just so instantly recognizable in the UK and can used in so many different ways. Even people that haven't seen Red Dwarf know the word. Most of the others on the list would only relate to fans of the show.



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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:15 PM

GORAMMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by zzetta13:
Scene Jaynestown: just outside medlab

Kaylee,” So when is it you do all this cusin, when I go ta bed?”

Simon,” I swear when it’s appropriate.”

Kaylee,” Simon! The whole idea is that it ain’t appropriate!”

SMASH_BANG_CLANG
Shuffle in the trained ape. Without the training.

Z



Yeah, I felt like I didn't have the time to look up the exact quote before somebody else picked it up.

A Firefly quote bot would be pretty useful here.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:19 PM

ZZETTA13


I knew where you were headed GM

Z

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:41 PM

YELLOWJACKET


Belgium, Man. Belgium.


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Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:08 AM

ODDBALLE8


smeg FTW

sir, youre a smeeee...

a smeeee heeeee

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:27 PM

FREELANCERTEX


KRIFFING!!! Don't forget kriffing! most common SW swear word ever used lol XD

shisno - that's an RvB one, though not so much a curse as a derogatory remark, which i guess can be considered a swear, can't it? nvm. @_@


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Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:57 PM

ZZETTA13


I thought the word "rutting" was tossed around quite a bit. I'm not sure I heard every crew member sprout this little jem but I'm sure the ships mechanic, Doc Simon and sister River, Mal and Jayne all made use of it in one episode or another.

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Friday, February 1, 2008 12:32 AM

ODDBALLE8


kriffing??

never ever ever heard kriffing...

and i call myself a SW fan (only the original movies tho... not the new kindergarten stuff)

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Friday, February 1, 2008 12:59 AM

ASARIAN


Frak - BSG
Ruttin' - Firefly
Gorram - Firefly
Humped - Firefly (and derivates such as: "Ching-wah tsao duh liou mahng", translated as "frog-humpin' bastard.")
Smoke you! - The Fifth Element


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Friday, February 1, 2008 3:54 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Yeah, I kinda like Ruttin' better than Gorram.

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Friday, February 1, 2008 4:42 AM

GWEK


Can't say I love any of them, but I've always thought "frak" and "freel" were particularly weak tea. Lame.

While a lot of the Star Wars ones aren't great either, "poodoo" always makes me laugh because it's so ludicrous (and because it doesn't mean what it sounds like it means!).

Best curse word? "Barbara Streisand!"

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Friday, February 1, 2008 9:03 AM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


What about "SNARF!" from Thundercats?

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Friday, February 1, 2008 10:10 AM

FREELANCERTEX


Quote:

Originally posted by OddBalle8: kriffing??

never ever ever heard kriffing...

and i call myself a SW fan (only the original movies tho... not the new kindergarten stuff)


obviously haven't read any of the novels out there in the star wars 'verse ;) or maybe not just the right ones. And I don't read the kindergarten stuff :P just all the big girl next gen. novels. not the graphic novels.

Snarf was that weird creature's name, wasn't a swear. he just said 'snarf' from time to time for..whatever reason. snarfer did the same thing with his name if you saw enough of the series @_@ whcih unfortunately i did. burned way too many brain cells on that waste of a show.


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Saturday, February 2, 2008 3:14 AM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

• Smeg, Red Dwarf


Which has the dual honour of (a) arguably being a real profanity anyway (google it if you've nothing better to do) and (b) also being a brand of kitchen appliance :-)
Quote:


• "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle", The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Sigh. There are so many classic books that the youth of today only know as movies - and then there are classic radio dramas that people only know as books or TV shows.

Season two of the HHGTTG radio show introduced us to curses such as swut, jujuflop and turlingdrome as well as the worst of all: (which I won't repeat in full) B**g**m - only to be used in cases of dire provocation.

...or you could watch Torchwood and just enjoy good 'ol fangled, unbowdlerised, Anglo-Saxon pottymouth (although they seem to be a bit more restrained this season) - usually slighty muffled because someone else's tonsils are in the way.






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Saturday, February 2, 2008 8:24 AM

OPTIMUS1998


I tend to stick with the farscape ones, esp
frell, and yotz.

one not mentioned yet, that i used to use alot, from the transformers Beast Wars Series:
Slag! pretty all purpose.
"what the slag was that?"
"SLAG!" (DAMNIT!)
etc.



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Saturday, February 2, 2008 10:06 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by optimus1998:
Slag! pretty all purpose.


Well, that's just Prime.

I'm not sure how to feel about the character named Slag. What did he do to get his name profanitized?

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