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What are your favourite fictional swear words?


#1

I like grud a lot and frack/frakk, but I do like a good fictional word in general.

What are other Millarworlder’s favourites?


#2

“Frell” from Farscape


#3

When Mon-El said “Grife” in Supergirl a few weeks ago, it was the happiest moment of my year so far :slight_smile:


#4

Fuck, shit, cunt… the usual.


#5

Frak and godsdammit from Battlestar.


#6

#7

Toddammit!!!


#8

I like the Cantonese/Mandarin swearing in Firefly.


#9

Not literature or pop culture, but “Bob Saget!” from Tourette’s Guy.com is a beastly alterna-cusser.


#10

I do like Drokk from Judge Dredd / 2000AD but I think I prefer this (which is more of an exclamation than a curse):


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#13

I distinctly remember thinking “Sliding Albion” was a good curse substitute.


#14

Also, “slag” from various Transformers-related media.


#15

In my Strikeforce story (gratuitous self-promotion: http://dmheroes.co.uk/strikeforce/index.html ) the all-purpose swear word in the 24th century is CHEW.

The story behind it is, I wanted a word like “drokk” or “smeg”, and asked for a random suggestion. Someone said “Tuesday” (I suspect he’d just had a bad day) “sometimes shortened so it it sounds like chew”. “Tuesday” sounded weird to me, but I really liked “Chew” so I ran with it.


#16

One of my favorite comics as a kid was the Sleeze Brothers, and they used SCUD. It’s a great word - nice hard C in there, can be used for many different emotions, can mean lots of different things. Great swear word.


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#18

Yeah, but in the aforementioned Transformers-related media, it was more of an all-purpose swear word.


#19

They also had Icehole, which was a pretty inventive way to get around the censor.


#20

E chu ta!