list of fictional expletives(As of 6 February 2007)
This list of fictional expletives contains expletives invented by writers of fiction—often science
fiction or fantasy—to
add nuance to the fictional cultures in their work, and sometimes as a form
of censorship (or getting around it).
Contents: Top - 0–9 A B
C D E F G H I J K L M
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- —ing and ing - from Terry Pratchett's The Truth, used by Mr. Tulip at least once a sentence. The reader assumes that the word
"fuck" is being censored, but it is revealed that Mr. Tulip is actually leaving a gap followed by
"ing." The character Sacharissa Cripslock, a genteel woman, eventually adopts the word, although mispronouncing it by omitting
the gap. Terry Pratchett described the effect in a stage performance as resembling an African
- aardvark used on the Douglas Adams Continuum to replace "term for people from Earth. "Aardvarking" is also a euphanism for sexual
intercourse popularized by Joe Bob Briggs.
- abpe - from GURPS Fantasy II: Adventures in the Mad Lands, a sourcebook by Robin D.
Laws for the GURPS roleplaying game. Glutton. Considered a grievous insult in Madlander
- arse-biscuits Said by Father Jack from the Irish TV show Father Ted
- arse-candle From Chris Morris' Brass Eye
- arsegike from the British comic 2000 AD, a corruption of arsehole (coined
accidentally by one of the comic's writers, Simon Spurrier, when using Usenet — if you attempt to write the letters HOL with your fingers shifted one letter to the left on a
QWERTY keyboard, the result is GIK).
- ASCII from ReBoot, used by Matrix to Ray Tracer.
Used in the same way as "ass", as in "Cover my ASCII, what are you?"
- ass-butt Redundant insult used by Jimbo on The Simpsons.
- ass-clown From Office Space. Also frequently used by Chris Jericho.
- ass-gard From an episode of Stargate SG-1, as Daniel Jackson refers to Loki, a renegade Asgard genetecist who kidnaps Jack O'Neill and produces a
defective teenage clone of him.
- ass-guy From Joe Somebody, spoken
by Joe Scheffer (Tim Allen) as a last minute profanity replacement for "asshole"
- ass-master Insult used frequently in the animated show South Park. Is
usually heard in the operatic latin accompaniment to the character Damien as "Rectus Dominus."
- assmunch From Beavis and Butt-head.
- ass-tard From Andy Weir's webcomic Casey and Andy, a portmanteau of "bastard," "ass" and "retard," and used in the same way as its source words.
- ass-head From Aqua Teen Hunger Force's "frat aliens" used to refer to
a fraternity pledge. "I said, 'Drink it all, ass-head!'"
- ass-bag Fom the Bob and Tom Show, commonly said about Tom.
- b'zugda hiara From Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. A scathing insult in
dwarfish, which translates to "lawn ornament"
- backbirth - from Firefly, meaning one born on a primitive or outer
planet. It can also be used to imply someone is naive or stupid.
- bags - from Terry Goodkind's Sword of
- banana oil - from Forbidden Zone, used particularly by the character Flash
Hercules. Due to his accent, though, the expletive often sounds like "banana royal."
- barnacles - from SpongeBob SquarePants (general expletive); also "dirty barnacles" (Ms. Puff) and "blistering
barnacles" (Captain Haddock from The
Adventures of Tintin)
- Barbra Streisand - from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut where Cartman unleashes a string of profanities to activate his V-chip and attack
Saddam Hussein. This is also commonly used by conservative radio talk show host
Rush Limbaugh as a euphemism for bullshit.
- bastage - from the film Johnny Dangerously 
- Bastard's Demons - from Lois McMaster Bujold's Chalion universe. General expletive referring to the one of five gods who runs hell.
- baste - from Richard Adams' Maia and Shardik. Used as a replacement for fuck or sex.
Severity changes dependent upon context.
- bastich - from 2000AD's Judge
Dredd, Lobo, a portmanteau of
"bastard" and "bitch", and used in the same way as its source words. (Also used in the Oddworld
video game anthology)
- basdit - supplants "bastard" when referring to clay people ("dittos"), from David
Brin's novel Kiln People
- begorram - from the Jaynestown episode of Firefly, meaning "[I'll] be Goddamned!"
- Belgium - from The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "The concept it embodies is so revolting that the publication or broadcast of the
word is utterly forbidden in all parts of the galaxy except one, where they don't know what it means." The word first appeared in
the radio series, and later replaced "fuck" in the censored American edition of the novel Life, the Universe and Everything. The character of Stingray Timmins on the
soap opera Neighbours has also adopted this term.
Also from the British TV comedy series, Monty Python's Flying Circus
(Episode 37, 'Prejudice'), where in a game show, viewers are asked to send in suggestions for a derogatory term for Belgians. The
winner was 'Miserable fat Belgian bastards.' A noted "rather clever" alternative was 'I can't think of anything more derogatory
- bibble - as in 'Who gives a bibble?' from The Simpsons, spoken by
- Biff - from Shadowrun, a derogatory term implying the subject is pretty but
- Billions of blue blistering barnacles! - A favourite curse of Captain Haddock
from The Adventures of Tintin series of comics (see list of exclamations used by Captain Haddock).
- bippie - from Laugh-In, comical term for "ass" "You bet
your sweet bippie." Also spelled "bippy".
- birdseed - from
a trashy 1963 novel. An obvious euphemism for
- bitchcakes - from NewsRadio, crazy, frenetic ("he went all
- bitca - from Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, curse word
for a girl who's deliberately cruel (coined by Xander Harris, by misunderstanding when
Willow Rosenberg delicately spelled out "b-i-t-c-h")
- blanker -from the Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman. Used as an offensive term for white (nought) people by the black (Cross) class.
- bleep - from Larry Niven's Known Space stories; the bleep used to censor profanity eventually turned into a swearword itself. Also
appears in the video game Conker's Bad Fur Day.
- Blathering blatherskite - from Disney's Duck Tales. Epithet used by Fenton Crackshell. Also used to
transform into Gizmoduck. Possibly also used when Dr. Smith called the
Lost In Space robot "blithering blatherskite."
- Blessed Martin of Tours - from Merideth Willson's The Music Man, used by Mrs.
Paroo (Pert Kelton) to express shock at the revelation of Winthrop's knife.
- Blitznak - from Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
Curse used by Gantu, meaning similar to "shit" or "damnit".
- Blood and (bloody) Ashes - from The Wheel of Time series. Similar
meaning to "damn" or "damn it".
- Blood and Martyrs - from David Drake's Hammer's Slammers series. Similar meaning to "damn" or "damn it".
- blood traitor - used in the Harry Potter series for a pure-blooded wizard
who is not anti-Muggle, such as the Weasley family.
- blowhole - The most memorable of many creative psuedo-obscenities used by Little Pete from The Adventures of Pete & Pete. As in "Suck chowder, Blowhole!"
- Bojo - From Back to the Future Part II. Used to indicade someone
very stupid in the future, according to the movie.
- boll-yotz - from Farscape; same meaning as "bullshit"
- borays - From the original Battlestar Galactica - the Borays were a
porcine alien race, sentient but filthy and none-too bright. They lived alongside a small human
outpost on the planet Sektar in the episode "The Magnificent Warriors," but were evidently known to live on other planets as
well, as their species name had become a general insult. In "Saga of a Star World" one of the refugees from The Colonies comments
on how he's been "Cast out and forced to live among the borays of humanity." Context seems to imply something like "Dirtbags" or
perhaps even "White Trash"
- bowb - from Harry Harrison's Bill, the Galactic Hero series. All-purpose military obscenity meaning, among other things,
"to screw" or "to shaft". In the novel "it's always bowb-your-buddy week." A character is known as Bowb Brown because "he was a
thoat herder, and everyone knew what thoat herders did with their thoats."
- bozatu - from GURPS Fantasy II. The name of a type of edible tuber native to the Mad Lands, used by the locals to mean
- breeder - From Shadowrun, derogoratory term used by orcs and trolls towards
- bromp - from Viz comic. Specifically an exclamation of surprise used by the character
Norman in the strip 'Norman's Knob'.
- broomhead - from Degrassi Junior High. All-purpose insult used
throughout the Degrassi universe.
- Brownmillers - from Robert Anton Wilson's Schrödinger's Cat
trilogy; same meaning as "tits". Is a derogatory reference to the feminist of the same
- buck - from That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
- bulls clap hit - sometimes said with a pause rather than a clap, used by Penn Jillette in his radio show to refer to his cable television show Bullshit! (and occasionally as a euphemism for the profanity) without violating FCC regulations.
- bum eyes - used in the Weebl and Bob episode titled "Fishing". In a later
episode, it turns out that this is an actual (within the Weebl and Bob universe) disease where the eyes are replaced by
- Burger - from Robert Anton Wilson's Schrödinger's Cat trilogy,
meaning shit. Coined from the name of the Supreme Court justice. For values of
Robert Anton Wilson equal to Gore Vidal, whose
Myron used this conceit in 1974 - see this summary.
- burn - used like "damn" in the Shaper/Mechanist universe ("Burn it!) but
also like "fucked" to connote something wrecked, shafted or doomed ("Oh fire, we're really burned now"). "Fire!" is another
general purpose expletive, sometimes an expression of surprise or exasperation like "shit!" Burn is also used in a similar
fashion in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series of novels. (As in "burn me"
translates to "fuck me")
- butt-munch From Beavis and Butt-head.
- butttard The only word in the english language with three straight t's.
- cagal - all purpose military expletive used in Harry Harrison's "The Stainless
Steel Rat Gets Drafted". EG "What a bunch of cagal-kopfs"; "You are now really in deep cagal".
- cake taker - expletive used towards a person on Neighbours
- cakesniffer - A favorite expletive of Carmelita Spats in her appearances in
A Series of Unfortunate Events. Used as an insult, generally
directed against the protagonists of that series: "You cakesniffer!" (Also featured on a spin-off t-shirt bearing the legend "I
am not a cakesniffer.")
- canner - from the movie I, Robot, a racial epithet used against
robots, particularly by the protagonist.
- Cape Canaverals - from the episode "Home Insecurity" of the animated series
The Venture Bros.; during a fight, Brock
Samson kicks "bionic man" Steve Summers in the testicles. Crumpled over in pain, Summers moans "Right in the Cape
- Cardies - from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a racial epithet
used against Cardassians (most commonly used by Miles O'Brien)
- catastrophuck - A situation (i.e. a poorly-planned, under-manned, under-equipped, mismanaged war) that reaches a point
of horrific disarray. -- from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (10/3/06)
- censored - from Larry Niven's
Known Space stories; like bleep, the word used to censor profanity in written
texts turned into a swearword itself.
- charisma pit - from
is so low it's in a pit).
someone with low social value, (i.e. their charisma
- chelt - from Viz comic. Specifically an exclamation of surprise used by the character
Norman in the strip 'Norman's Knob'.
- chofak - from the Starfire novel series by David Weber and Steve White. The deadliest insult in the fictional Orion
language, it refers to a being so lost to honor that it cannot recognize honor as a concept.
- Chongo-longo!- all-purpose insult and exclamation from the cartoon series The Pirates of Dark Water
- Chrome All-purpose insult from the Ralph Bakshi animated film Wizards. Since
technology gone mad was the reason the world was destroyed, it is viewed in a very negative light. Chrome's meaning has been
reduced to and is used in the same way as 'shit'. Example: "Holy Chrome!"
- ch'rowl - from Larry Niven's Known
Space stories, specifically the Man-Kzin Wars series; a Kzinti word for the mating act,
roughly equivalent to "fuck".
- chisel - from BBC Brush Strokes, used by pub landlord Elmo every time he
made a mistake.
- cinders and ashes - from the British children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, originating in The Railway Series books by the Rev. W. V. Awdry.
- clemen - From an episode of Family Guy, in which Tom Tucker promotes an upcoming
news story on "America's hottest new curse word."
- clicker - from Alan Moore's Top Ten,
a strong epithet used to refer to robots and other mechanical life forms. Equivalent in severity
to "nigger," which it is a clear reference to. Also used as a term of endearment between fellow
"ferro-Americans." The term was previously used as an insulting term for robots in the 1962 film "Creation of the Humanoids", although Moore apparently developed the term
- clinton - from Neighbours, used by Stingray Timmins.
- clot - from The Sten Chronicles.
- clones - From the original Battlestar Galactica - a large colony of
human clones are encountered on the planet Arcta in the episode "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero." Evidently the phrase "Clone" as
acquired negative connotations, because the clones themselves bristle when addressed as such. One of them says, "We prefer to be
called 'Theta-Class Lifeforms.'
- cockadoodie, used by malevolent Annie Wilkes as a substitute for cursing in
Stephen King's novel Misery
- cockbite - from the Internet and DVD machinima comedy series Red vs. Blue. The name of the series creators, Rooster
Teeth Productions, is a euphemism for this term.
- cockgobbler - used in the movie Office Space
- cocksmoker - used by Jay in various Kevin Smith films
- concealment - an obscene word in the transparent society of the 2030's in the novel Earth by David Brin.
- connect - an odd replacement for "fuck" used in K.W. Jeter's NOIR, as in "Connect you, mother-connector."
- coppertop - used in the movie The Matrix. Refers to a human that is still
hardwired into the matrix mainframe. The term refers to the fact that humans in such a state are being farmed for their body
energy, similar to a battery.
- cottagist - extemporised by Armando Iannucci during the final round of
series 4, programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- crackers! - usually replacing "damn" by Theodore Normal in Michael Jante's comic strip The Norm.
- cracks in the Orb - expletive used by Dragaerans in Steven Brust's "Khaavren
Romances". The Orb symbolizes the Emperor's authority and is the source of Dragaeran magical power.
- crickets! - from "Tom Goes to the Mayor", replacement for "crap!" by
the nebbishy Tom.
- corksucker - from the film "Johnny Dangerously", cock sucker
- Crom - used in Conan the Barbarian stories; the name of a god, used as an
- crot* - from "House of the Scorpion" mean "crap" or "shit" or
- cruk - in Doctor Who: The New Adventures spin-off novels; same
meaning as "fuck" (Happy Endings by Paul Cornell claims it originally came from a
mid-21st century kids' TV show, in which "crukked" meant "tired")
- dagger -from the Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman. Used as an offensive term for black (Cross) people by the white (nought) class.
- Dapsen from Animorphs. Yeerk expletive.
- Dark, Dark take it - from The Seventh Tower Series by Garth Nix. Similar meaning to "damn" or "damn it".
- D'Arvit - from Artemis Fowl Gnommish swear word. It is explained by the
author as being so severe when translated that it would need to be censored.
- davte - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally means minnow; used of an young person who doesn't respect his elders.
- deadhead - from Joan D. Vinge's Catspaw. A derogatory term used by psions to
- demon dogs - from Thundarr the Barbarian, equivalent of "damn"
or "what the hell".
- d'hiny - from the Shidré trilogy, referring to an animal that commits sexual intercourse with another species
(the hyena-language equivalent of "sheep shagger")
- diaper biscuits - Used by Reynold from the Cheat Commandos in
Homestar Runner; he is laughed at by his fellow commandos for his failure to swear
- dickweed - from Mystery Science Theater 3000
- dillweed - from Beavis and Butt-head, likely derived from
"dickweed". Also a spice. A variant of "dillweed" is "dillhole", a term also used by
Chandler Bing in the sitcom 'Friends'. The terms were also used somewhat anachronistically on That 70's
- Dimbleby - extemporised by Armando
Iannucci during the final round of series 4, programme 6 of The 99p
- Dingly Dangly Doodle - from Rolie Polie Olie, a generic expletive
used by and repeated by his daughter . It is a "very bad word" that Olie's are never supposed to say. In polite conversation, it is referred to
- Dingo Kidneys - from Hitchhiker's Guide To The
Galaxy, as in "Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys, but that didn't stop
Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme of his best- selling book Well That About Wraps It Up
For God." Also used in the second Hitchhiker's book The
Restaurant at the End of the Universe when Ford Prefect tells the one-year-landed-on-prehistoric-Earth
Golgafrinchams "...It doesn't matter a pair of fetid
dingo's kidneys what you do." (Referring to them planning to burn down all the forest to increase the value of leaves as
- DIP switch - from ReBoot, a part of the
show's cheerful (ab)use of computing terminology.
- Donut- from the live action role playing game
typically a new player who is showing ignorance of the rules. Often used after a character has done something truly stupid.
You're a donut. alternately I eat donuts like you for breakfast!
, used to insult someone,
- doorknob - from "DragonLance Chronicles" typically uttered by Dwarf Flint Fireforge in reference to Tasselhoff
Burrfoot the Kender. Meaning similar to Idiot.
- DOS - from the novel
"hell" in the year 2057.
, the equivalent to the word "damn" or
- d'oh - exclamation of frustration, anger, or pain, famously coined by Homer Simpson from the popular series The Simpsons
- drakh - from the book Sten by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch, a book of military science fiction. Seems to
mean shit as in "When the drakh comes down." Probably influenced by German/Yiddish
- drannit - from Farscape
- dren - from Farscape; same meaning as "shit";
possibly modification of German Dreck
- drink my dust - extemporised by Nick Frost during the final round of series 4,
programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- drok/drokk - from 2000AD's Judge
Dredd; used as a general expletive; likely modification of German/Yiddish Dreck
- drown - from the Dream Park series by Larry
Niven et al.; especially the third book, The California Voodoo Game. (In a near-future
California, a devastating earthquake has caused parts of LA to sink under water.)
- dumpit - used as both a noun and adjective curse word in the novel Earth
by David Brin.
- dust - from the Earthsiege universe, used by the martian colonists.
- Earth - used by the Comporellians in Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth.
- E chu ta - used by a protocol droid in Star Wars:
The Empire Strikes Back. It is a profane version of a standard Huttese
- Eda & El in a Tangle - used in books by Robin Hobb, the god of the sea
and goddess of land having sex, generally meaning, "Everything just went to shit."
- elbow head - used in the Weebl and Bob episode titled "Fishing".
- embleer - from Richard Adams's Watership Down; a Lapine adjective referring to the smell of a
- Emperor's black bones! - generic expletive phrase from some Star Wars novels set
after the events of Return of the Jedi.
- Emperor's Teeth! - generic expletive phrase from the Warhammer 40000
universe. Replaceable with Space Marine Primarchs name and various other body parts.
- Ender - A derogatory term used for country bumpkins, people who live in city outskirts or rural areas. People born on
Earth refer to those born on Mars or beyond as Enders, while Martians refer to those who live beyond Mars and those born in space
as Enders, from Zone of the Enders.
- engine-eyes - extemporised by Nick Frost during the final round of series 4,
programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- ettnigap - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally, "pine cone"; used of someone who reacts badly to being teased.
- expletive deleted - similar to bleep, used in Jay and Silent Bob
Strike Back to replace all swear words on television. The head of Richard Nixon
also uses this term on Futurama. (Taken originally from transcripts of conversations in
the Nixon White House in the early 70s)
- f-- as if audibly editing some f-word - from Knorr Frozen food commercial; meaning
- fahrbot - from Farscape; meaning insane or mentally deficient.
- falcon - from Harvey Birdman, uttered by Birdman when
talking about Blue Falcon, "Big Falcon deal", used in place of fucking.
- farathoom - from Tanith Lee's Don't Bite the
Sun; meaning "Bloody, fucking
- fardles; fardling - from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels; multi-purpose curse word (N.b. "fardel" is also an archaic word
for "burden", used famously by Shakespeare in Hamlet
"...who would fardels bear?")
- farg - from Unicorn Jelly; same meaning as "fuck".
- fargin' iceholes - from the film Johnny Dangerously; fucking
- fark - used as a replacement for fuck, usually the 'a' is stretched and when spoken,
sounds like its expletive counterpart
- fart-knocker - from Beavis and Butt-head
- father - considered obscene in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, after parenthood has been abolished and children are gestated in bottles on an assembly
- fauk - from the game RuneScape; fuck.
- feed the tree - From Larry Niven's novels The Integral Trees and The Smoke Ring, meaning to
defecate, vomit or speak nonsense. "Feed it to the tree!" means "that's a load of crap".
- felgercarb - from Battlestar Galactica (also seen spelled
feldergarb, feldercarb, or felgergarb) usage context appears to be similar to "bullshit" / also
a term for garbage and/or mechanical sludge in more polite usage. Once it was used as an interjection (as in "damn"). Although
not seen in the series, according to series creator Glen Larson, a 'felger' was a
bovine-like animal with six legs and multifaceted eyes that was written into several of the early Battlestar Galactica scripts, but is actually seen in Futurama.
- fetcher - from Morrowind, uttered by certain NPCs of
the dark elf race, and referring to those of other races.
- feth - from Dan Abnett's Gaunt's
Ghosts novels, derivative of an ancient tree spirit. Multipurpose. See also 'gak' below. Also used instead of 'fuck'
in the webgame Alleria
- fewmets - from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels; meaning "dragon droppings". From English word meaning "deer
droppings". Used as a general expletive.
- fez - from The Fairly Odd Parents. said by Norm the Genie; similar
usage to "crap", as in "Oh fez!". variation: fez dispenser.
- ficky-fick - from Joseph Heller's Catch-22. A substitute for "fuck".
- fight - from This Perfect Day by Ira
Levin. Set in the future, the population of the planet live in a time of sexual promiscuity, but abhor violence. Thus
"fight" becomes an unacceptable swearword, but "fuck" is used casually - the opposite to how we use
the words today.
- figurin' - from "The Alley Man" by Philip José Farmer - an
authorial euphemism for "fucking". cf shirt. One of the oldest examples of such usage.
- finick-sa tert - from Alien Nation A command issued by Newcomers, meaning
roughly "Eat shit Terran or Earther!"
- fish paste - from SpongeBob SquarePants.
- fishsticks - used by Filbert from Rocko's Modern Life.
- fierfek A swear word generally used by the clone army in Star Wars. It is Hutt
slang for "Poison".
- flaming Coined by the British TV soap Coronation
Street to use in place of fucking. As in "Jack's still at the flaming pub".
- flatscan A nickname generally used by mutants in X-Men to refer to humans.
- flark - from The Sims 2 (as a Simlish word, it
has no clearly defined meaning.)
- flicking motherfather - extemporised by Armando Iannucci during the final
round of series 4, programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- floop - from Tanith Lee's Don't Bite the
Sun; meaning "cunt."
- floppy disks - from The Young Ones (TV series). Used by
Neil -"oh, floppy disks"
- flup - from Larry Niven's Known Space
stories (specifically the "Ringworld" stories); used as "fuck" or "shit" but is revealed to mean the substance which pools at the
bottom of rivers near the "spill mountains" on the ringworld due to the ringworld's construction
- focacciad - used by Stingray Timmins on Neighbours, means "fucked" or
- Ford - from the novel Brave New World. Used in place of "Lord" as a mild
profanity; a reference to Henry Ford. (Variants include "Fordey" ("Lordy") and "Ford in
Flivver" ("Gott in Himmel"))
- forester - extemporised by Armando Iannucci during the final round of series
4, programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- frack - from Battlestar Galactica. Similar meaning to
"fuck", but its use by children in a 1978 TV show suggests that it carries no more social weight
than "rats" or "darn" within the universe of the show.
- frag - from Shadowrun. Similar meaning to "fuck", derived from the use of fragmentation weapons (i.e. - "Frag Grenades"). Due to the connection to the weapon
type, it is more violent / negative and less sexual in connotation. Also frequently used in Lobo and Babylon 5. This usage probably derives from
"frag" being used in the Viet Nam War by American solders as a verb meaning to kill with a fragmentation grenade, particularly
late in the war as moral and discipline declined, to kill unpopular officers e.g.: Let's frag that motherfucking captain.
- frak - new spelling for "frack" used in the new Battlestar
Galactica. (Same meaning as "fuck"). Same usage as the original series, but greatly
expanded, and it also seems to carry the same "social weight" as fuck, as characters sometimes apologise for their language after
using it. This expletive also appears in the role-playing games Cyberpunk 2020 and Shadowrun. In an early-1980s game on the BBC Micro
called Frak! a caveman called 'Trogg' would utter this word in a speech bubble when "killed".
Presumably same meaning as "fuck". Hacked versions of the game substituted "fuck". "Frak" is also used in The CW TV-show Veronica Mars season 3 and has
the same meaning as above.
- frak-head - from the new Battlestar Galactica
miniseries, derived from "frak", substitution for "asshole" or "fuck-head": when the miniseries
originally aired on SciFi channel the phrase "superior asshole" was used by Starbuck (Kara Thrace) - when later aired on NBC the
phrase became "superior frak-head".
- frakwit/frakwad - Used once by Chief Tyrol when explaining to the Pegasus deck
chief why the Galactica deck crew was so angry. He said that Admiral Cain had assigned "some
frakwad from the Pegasus" to be Galactica's new deck chief. As it turns out, the person who he was explaining it to was that
frakwad, but he did not seem in any way offended.
- motherfrakker - derived from "frak" in parallel to "motherfucker". Used first by Specialist Cally in Season 2 and later by Lieutenant Kat and Starbuck, but apparently not standard usage, as
Chief Tyrol finds Cally's usage quite amusing, though this may also be because Cally rarely
(if ever) curses.
- toasterfrakker - by extension, someone, like Helo, who's had sexual congress with a
- frak-head - from the new Battlestar Galactica
- frankie - from the ZBS Foundation's Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe, A derogatory terms for an "Android" derived from
- fraz - from David Feintuch's Seafort
Saga, similar usage to "fuck"
- freebirth - from Battletech, used by genetically engineered
Clan warriors to insult natural-born ones.
- freeze - from Michael G. Coney's . Similar usage to "fuck": "freezer" is an insult, "freezing" a curse.
- freg - used briefly in the Sluggy Freelance Oceans Unmoving storyline
- frek - from Farscape; same meaning as "fuck",
but not as harsh as "frell" - but possibly the Luxembourg word "freck" used as the equivalent of "perish it"
- frell - from Farscape; same
meaning as "fuck"
- frelnik - from Farscape; related to "frell" in the same way that "fucker"
relates to "fuck"
- freeow - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- frick - from Austin Powers; also similarly used by Elliot
(Sarah Chalke) in Scrubs;
censor-bypassing version of "fuck"; Elliot is extremely uncomfortable with cursing, but uses
extended variations on the word for emphasis. ("Holy Frick on a Stick!")
- frigate torque - an expletive used by Crossgen series . She uses it so frequently it is probably no stronger
than "damn" or "shit."
- frimp - from the Robert A. Heinlein novel I Will Fear No Evil; same meaning as "fuck", but supposedly more
obscene. Supposed to refer to all possible sex acts simultaneously.
- frinx - from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; probably has same
meaning as "fuck"
- Frith - name of the Sun in Richard Adams's Watership Down; Frith! and Frithrah! ("Lord Frith!") are general purpose expletives,
and as an attention-getting blasphemy, "O embleer Frith!"
- fuckass - from the movie Donnie Darko.
- fucknut - from Chris Morris's Brass Eye.
- fucksocks - a favourite expletive to emerge from b3ta.com.
- fucktard - dates back to a 1994 usenet posting; also used by main character
Bridget Jones in the film Bridget Jones's
Diary (film), in British website B3ta, and machinima
series Red vs. Blue; contraction of "fucking" and "retard". 
- fucopta - from Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper and other Burt Reynolds/Hal Needham movies. PG version of "fuck". Possibly derived from
- fudvalve - extemporised by Nick Frost during the final round of series 4,
programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- fug - from The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer; bowdlerizing "fuck". See also The
Fugs. A famous story (explicitly denied by Mailer) has Tallulah Bankhead meeting Mailer and saying, "Oh, you're the young
man who doesn't know how to spell 'fuck.'")
- func - from F.U.N.C., a futuristic urban combat RPG by Ewen Cluney; used as a substitute for "fuck".
- funt - from 2000AD (Sinister and Dexter; possibly other strips as well). Presumably a substitute for "fuck" and
"cunt", capable of being used in the same way as both (e.g., "What the funt?" or "I look like a funtin' prat!"). Variant term:
- fup - from Father Ted, Episode 4 - The Old Grey Whistle Theft. Used as a
substitute for "fuck" (or even "feck") in a picnic area where no
swearing is allowed. Also "fupping" as in "fup off you fupping petrophile(paedophile)". A contraction of "fup duck", derived from
- furgle - from Joseph Heller's Catch-22. A substitute for "fuck".
- futz - from Larry Niven's Ringworld
novels. Used as a substitute for "fuck".
- gaget - from GURPS Fantasy II. Madlanders' word for the residents of Togeth, one of the neighboring lands. There is a
long history of warfare between the two cultures; "gaget" literally means "kill them now!" and calling a fellow Madlander "gaget"
will almost certainly start a fight.
- galaxy - from Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series; used as a replacement for "God!" by the people of the Foundation. "Ponyets
grunted hollowly, 'Oh Galaxy!'"
- gak - from Dan Abnett's Gaunt's Ghosts
novels, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It appears to be fairly generic, but is generally used (rather sparingly) as an
exclamation. Examples: "What the gakking hell was that?", "Oh, gak! Incoming!" etc. See also 'feth' - mentioned above. 'Gak' is
used by many planetary poulations within Warhammer 40,000, but within the Gaunt's Ghosts series of novels, it is widely used by
the populace of Vervunhive.
- gall-monging - From the original Battlestar Galactica, yet another
profanity used by Commander Cain in the episode "The Living Legend." At several points in the story, Cain refers to the
"Gall-monging Cylons". "Monging" would appear to be a corrupted version of "Mongering", and "Gall" obviously means the same thing in the Colonies that it does
in modern English: Bile. Therefore the overall sense of the insult is something like "Bile-spewing" or "Shit-pitching" or perhaps
- gas planet - from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron:
Boy Genius. Meaning similar to "goddamit."
- Ghafrash - from Animorphs; from the Hjork-Bajir language meaning "crap"
- Ghent - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy; Substitute for 'cunt' as in 'you stupid Ghent' and clever link to the use of Belgium
- ghuy'cha - from Klingon a generalized invective meaning literally "calculating
machine", used by the assassins of or Duras
against Kurn in the TNG episode Sins of the Father.
- gimboid - from Red Dwarf; one who is stupid or clumsy; possibly an
adaptation of the word gimp
- glitch - from the PC Game Starsiege; a pejorative reference to the sentient robotic race known as cybrids.
- globbits - from The Trap Door; "Oh, globbits!"
- gods-be-feathered - used (as an adjective) by the hani characters in C. J.
Cherryh's Chanur novels
- gobshite - from Father Ted; one of Father Jack's favorite insults for
- godshit - from China Miéville's Bas-Lag
universe in the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council
- godspit - from China Miéville's Bas-Lag
universe, possibly a euphemism for the above
- goit - from Red Dwarf; same meaning as "git", possibly from goitre
- Gol'Kosh - from Warcraft, specifically used in Warcraft III by Thrall; orcish for denoting anger, similar usage to "damn," or "shit."
- goofjuice - from David Feintuch's Seafort
Saga, name of a highly addictive drug; mild expletive with similar usage to "nonsense" or "bullshit"
- gooback - from Southpark the word for a group of people from the future used by
the population of the town. Derived from the fact that when they showed up the future people came in sacks of goo and
Wetback, a pejorative term for Mexicans.
- goohulog - from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, a Troll's swear-word, probably equivalent to "bloody" ("I'll kick your goohulog
- Goomba-stomping - from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year
Door; presumably refers to the 'stomping' of Goombas (a species of Mushroom person
which can be easily squashed and killed)
- gorram - from Firefly; after the slurred English dialect
pronunciation of "goddamn" - Pronounced "Gorr-am"
- Great Goomba's ghost - from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year
Door; used to express surprise. Presumably the name 'Great Goomba' holds some significance within the Mario universe.
Parallel to the exclamation used by editor Perry White from the old B&W Superman TV series, "Great Caesar's Ghost!!!"
- great Zot! - from the B.C. comic strip; same as "Good God!" or
- greebol - from Farscape; same meaning as "idiot"
- green-blooded - from Star Trek, a racial epithet commonly used by
Leonard McCoy against Spock, a Vulcan
- grexnix - from Tharg the Mighty, editor of 2000 AD, a churlish person.
- grife - from the Legion of Super Heroes and Impulse comics.
Used mainly as a substitute for religious imprecations, such as "God" or "Damn". Also used as a variant spelling for "grief" in
the sense of "hard time". Also used as a general invective by both Lando Calrissian and
Kyle Katarn in the Star Wars PC games Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
- gritsucker - from Terry Pratchett A despreciative way to call dwarfs.
- gris - from the GameFAQs Terms of Service, used in place of "fuck".
- grode - from David Feintuch's Seafort
Saga, similar usage to "jerk" or "asshole"
- grok - from DC Comics' L.E.G.I.O.N. series and other comics, similar usage to
"God!" or "fuck"; also grok-bokker and grok-bokking. Not related to grok from
Robert A. Heinlein's novel, Stranger
in a Strange Land; more likely just a sound-alike for "fuck".
- groophar - Troll swearword from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, similar to "fucking" - described as "when a daddy troll an' a mummy troll—"
- Grozit - from Peter David's Star Trek: New Frontier novel series and
Captain Marvel comics; similar meaning to 'dammit' or possibly 'fuckit'. Originally created
by Bill Mumy for the show Space Cases.
- grud - from 2000AD's Judge
Dredd A general expletive, though also used as a substitute for "God"
- Grox-raping - From several Warhammer 40,000 novels. A Grox is a large, cow-like creature; "You Grox-raping idiot"
- Hab SoSlI' Quch! - Klingon for "Your Mother has a smooth forehead." The worst
curse/insult in the Klingon language... especially in reference about one's mother.
- hades hole - from the original Battlestar Galactica, used in the episode
"The Living Legend" by Commander Cain. From context, it appears to be an exclamation, similar to "aw, hell" or "dammit to hell!"
("Hades hole, Adama!")
- Ha'DibaH - First used by Kruge ,and later by Worf
literally means "animal" , Worf mispronounces it as "HabiDah" in referring to Duras in the TNG episode Sins of the Father .
- hangdown - from The Gamblers Fortune by Juliett Mckenns, it refers to the male genitalia.
- hamburgers - from South Park, used by Leopold 'Butters' Stotch to express
- hamtoucher - Mainly from the website b3ta an expletive-free insult, like "fucktard" but
without the "fuck" or the "tard".
- hassak/hashak - from Stargate, Goa'uld derogatory
term, meaning weakling.
- hataaka- from Stargate, Goa'uld derogatory term of
- helleshin - from James Blish's Cities In Flight; Vegan word translated as
"Gods of all the stars".
- Hell's bells - from The Dresden Files, used by wizards as a 'cuss,'
because to wizards 'cursing' is an entirely different thing.
- Henry Kelly - used as a substitute for 'cunt' on The Mary Whitehouse Experience.
- herbert - from the Star Trek episode "The Way To Eden", "herbert" is a slang term for "square" or "conformist" used by the
"space-hippies". "Herbert was a minor official," Mr. Spock explained to Captain Kirk, "notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought."
- hercules - from Fungus the Bogeyman
- hezmana - from Farscape; same meaning as "Hell"
- hippikaloric - from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank
Baum - a word uttered by the Nome King, "which must be a dreadful word because we don't know what it means".
- holy flerking shnit - Phrase used by Kang of
The Simpsons in one of the "Treehouse of
Horror" episodes. Presumably derived from "holy fucking shit."
- holy potatoes - from The Wotch. favourite mild curse of Anne Onymous
- holy rockets - oath from the original version of the Lensman novel
Galactic Patrol; changed to "holy Klono" in the book version. Subsequently used in Tom Corbett, Space
- holy shrimp - from SpongeBob SquarePants. Uttered by Squidward and
SpongeBob. Bears an obvious resemblance to "holy shit." Also said as "oh, shrimp" and "shrimp."
- holy spit - A "randomly generated" movie name on Lionhead Studios' game
The Movies Thought to mean "holy shit"
- hoolies - from Jennifer Roberson's Sword-Dancer Saga, same meaning
- hoop - from the Shadowrun roleplaying game; replaces "ass."
- horse - from M*A*S*H, from Alan Alda quoted
from IMDB:His favorite curseword is
"horse". It stems from an outburst he once had on a set, where he went through every obscenity he could think of, then unable to
come up with anymore, he loudly stated "Horse!". According to Alda, it has since become his favorite curse.
- horse hockey - from M*A*S*H, a Colonel
Potter-ism, substitute for "horseshit".
- house cat - from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. A
degrading term used to refer to the cat-like Khajiit.
- hu-mon - a Ferengi racial epithet
directed towards humans.
- hraka - from Richard Adams's Watership Down; a Lapine noun referring to excretion. Only an
expletive if used in such context.
- hrethgir - from the Dune: The Butlerian Jihad novels. Used by the
thinking machines, such as Omnius, as a derogatory term for humans.
- humped - from Firefly, a substitute for "screwed".
- hunchin' - Adjective used for emphasis instead of "fucking", from the Tribes universe.
- Icehole - From Johnny Dangerously. Character Roman's ability to "Murder the English language, and anyone else in his
way." Also used variously in the short-run comic book series "The Sleeze
- Irish - In The Simpsons, Ned Flanders'
Vegas-wife asks him to "Irish-up her coffee". Rod and Tod gasp while Flanders warns her that they don't use the "I word" in the
- Jabber's arse - from China Miéville's Bas-Lag
universe in the novels Perdido Street Station, The Scar and Iron Council
- Jackbag - Originated in Everquest, it was formed from a combination of
Jackass and Douchebag.
- Jackhole - Coined by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel while still a member
of the Kevin and Bean morning show on KROQ-FM in
Los Angeles. Was later used by Cameron
Diaz when hosting Saturday Night Live and became the title of Kimmel's
production company, . One of the more convincing fictional expletives since it
is derived from parts of two actual expletives.
- Jalapeña - from Gargoyles; generally expresses frustration or
- Jarbloks; - from Megas XLR; part of the Glorft anatomy presumibly comparible
to testicles, (i.e. "I'll have your jarbloks in a vise for this!")
- Jar Breeze - from the webcomic 1/0, referring to the fart captured in a jar by "Barnacle"
- jenga-lenga - from The Pirates of Dark Water; akin to "god
- Jenga - Coined by Jake Ingman and James Campbell; akin to "shoot", "damn", "rats", "shit", or "fuck". Intended to
oppose the term "Yahtzee".
- jinkies - from Scooby Doo, a common expletive uttered by Velma Dinkley.
- jitat - from The Pirates of Dark Water; likely same meaning
- Jonny Freakinouter - from 21st Century Fox: Romantic Comedy of the
Future; general purpose expletive
- joojooflop - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy: "One whole joojooflop situation"
- Jovis - from comic 2000AD's Judge
Dredd. Used in the same way as "Jesus"
- joulp - from Viz comic. Specifically an exclamation of surprise used by the character
Norman in the strip 'Norman's Knob'.
- Judas - from comic 2000AD's Rogue
- karakh - from Wing Commander; the Kilrathi word for
- kark - from Robert A. Heinlein's I Will Fear No Evil; same meaning as "shit"; the protagonist is "so rich he karks on a gold
- karkfum - from TV comedy show Fridays, sketch where little boy discovers new
- Kelly Clarkson - from The 40 Year
Old Virgin. Used as an expletive for pain.
- Khadassa - from Katherine Kurtz's Deryni fantasy series; name of an evil bishop used as a general curse word
- khest - from John M. Ford's The Final Reflection; same meaning as
- kink - from The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein. Curse word of undetermined meaning; acceptable in the presence of a lady in
1970 but not 2000. The narrator (a time traveller from the past through suspended
animation) is almost punched by a man for innocently using the word in the presence of his (the man's) wife.
- kirie - from David Gerrold's Space Skimmer; the novel states that the
word is 'a curse, pure and simple.'
- kiwwit - from GURPS Fantasy II. Drunkard. A grievous insult in Madlander culture.
- k'clow - from Traffic Department 2192, similar in meaning to
- k'la - from Traffic Department 2192, similar in meaning to
- klat - from James Bibby's Midworld series of books. Means "fuck" (as in both the expletive and the
- Doc Smith's
Lensman universe, with "golden gills, brazen hoofs and tendons and whiskers, diamond-tipped
horns, gadolinium guts, iridium intestines, an emerald-filled gizzard, tungsten teeth, golden grin, and curving claws."
– A spaceman's deity in
- By Sean Barrett's . 's polyester leisure suit – an oath in
- knee-biter - from Douglas Adams's Life, the Universe and Everything. Used as a substitution for asshole. Suggests a
person is stuck in a fetal position so it could also replace thumb-sucker. Occasionally seen in fantasy universes as a derogatory
term for dwarves, halflings, and other races smaller than humans.
- Knights of Columbus! - from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron
Burgundy. Used as an expletive for pain.
- Knucklehead McSpazzatron - from The SpongeBob SquarePants
Movie. In context like an idiot or a klutz.
- Kraken - from Arthur C. Clarke's Songs of Distant Earth; named after a large volcano on Thalassa, it's the only swear word on
- kriff - from various novels and other works set in the
Star Wars universe. Most likely a substitute for "fuck." Can be "kriffing" as
- krip - from Steve Meretzky's Infocom games Planetfall and Stationfall
- k'r'roc - from Traffic Department 2192, similar in meaning to
- krunk - from Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Multipurpose. It was coined around 1994, before the
slang term (which is spelled crunk), which is not an expletive.
- krutz - from Nodwick. Uttering the word as an expletive whilst angered or in
response to an injury magically caused the speaker to feel emotionally better. The term originated from a misspelling of
PvP cartoonist Scott Kurtz's name.
- kuff - used as a euphemism for fuck by Eric
Berne in his 1962 book .
- kwahoon! - an exclamation of surprise from the cartoon series adaptation of
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.
- Lackey - equivalent of "fucker" in Trantorian dialect,
in Isaac Asimov's Prelude to
- Lando - from Spaced T.V. series. "You Lando!" - meaning "you sold us out".
Reference to Lando Calrissian's betrayal of Han Solo
in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Leaf licker - from The Land Before Time - meaning vegetarian/herbivore.
- Leblabbiy - from the "World of Tiers" series. A derogatory term used by the
Lords to refer to the human inhabitants of the pocket universes they control; also the name of an animal they keep as a pet,
which eats its own shit, and is prone to madness.
- Leemute - from the Hiero series by Sterling Lanier. Originally referred to a creature with a Lethal Mutation, now it
just refers in a derogatory way to an evil mutant or a person who acts like one.
- Light - from The Wheel of Time series. Similar meaning to "God!" or
"oh my God!".
- looma - breast. From Farscape
- loopy nerd - from "Mr. Show with Bob and David" in a skit entitled "Pallies" in
which they created a censored version of "Goodfellas."
- Lords of Light - from Thundarr the Barbarian. Meaning: "Jesus Christ!"
or "Holy crap!"
- lover - Substitute for "fucker", used in The Dirty Dozen.
- Lurdo - An Ewokese term meaning jerk, dummy, etc. (The Ewok Adventure).
- malf - from Battletech, used by residents of the Inner Sphere to insult.
Derived from the word "malfunctioning", and when taken in the historical context, becomes similar in severity and usage as
- mamacrusta - from Lilo & Stitch - a nasty curse word
- ma'qui - from the syndicated series War of the Worlds -
A phrase of exasperation translated as "I hate this."
- Marco blessed Polo - used by Col. Sherman T.
Potter as a substitute for "Jesus fucking Christ" on M*A*S*H. Potter
has used other historical names in the same manner throughout the series.
- Martyrs of Kharak - used in Homeworld: Cataclysm as an
- maryjane rotten-crotch - from R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket
- meb/mep - from Coneheads; a generic expletive
- meecrob - from South Park; a
Thai food that Cartman claims is so disgusting
it must be a curse word. Meekrob is one of the strange foods that Fillerbunny had to eat in the Jhonen Vasquez Comic Fillerbunny. It is also the name of the alien
species that gave Dib his super-powers in a dream sequence in the short-lived cartoon Invader
Zim, as well as a planet the conquest of which was assigned to the luckless Invader Tenn in the same series.
- meega na la kweesta - from Lilo
& Stitch - a shockingly vile expression.
- melon farmer(s) - Director Alex Cox used this to provide a TV-friendly alternative
to motherfucker(s) when asked to provide an alternative dub for mainstream broadcasting. The term has been adopted by a
British censorship-watch website
- merdre - the first word of Alfred Jarry's Ubu
Roi, first performed in 1896, a misspelling of the French "merde".
- mibs/mips - from Coneheads general purpose expletive
- mickyficky* - from the first television airing of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a word that was dubbed over all instances of motherfucker. Later heard
in rap songs.
- mik'ta - from an episode of Stargate SG-1; it is implied that it has
same meaning as "ass"
- mivonks - from Farscape; same meaning as "testicles"
- monkey-boy - from The Adventures of
Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. A derogatory way of referring to earthlings, used by the Red Lectroid
- mother - considered obscene in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, after parenthood has been abolished and children are gestated in "bottles" on an assembly
- mother father (Chinese dentist) - From the Mr. Show skit Pallies, a parody of
what the censoring of Goodfellas could sound like. "The both of youze can grab one of
my books, mother-father, Chinese dentist."
- Mother Fletcher - from Dreamworks' "Shrek." This
was said by Donkey in place of mother fucker.
- mother-hater - from Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People." This
phrase is used in place of "motherfucker" in broadcast versions of the song. ("There's no time to discriminate/hate every
mother-hater who is in your way")
- motherlover - from Joan D. Vinge's The Snow Queen. Ethnic slur referring to inhabitants of Tiamat, who worship the Sea
- mother pus bucket - from the movie Ghostbusters (1984). Used in place of "motherfucker" by Peter Venkman (Bill Murray). "Mother pus bucket! Nobody steps on a church in my town!"
- mother's milk in a cup - from the Wheel of Time Series. Used in place of
"fuck" to discribe a really bad sitsuation.
- mudblood - from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, used by "pure-blood"
people to slander those whose ancestors who are non-magical (e.g. Hermione Granger).
Essentially the magical equivalent of "nigger".
- mud-sucker- from A-Team, a phrase most often used to describe Mr. T by
Murdoch. Censor-friendly paraphrase of 'motherfucker', as in "You're one bad mud-sucker."
- Muggle-lover - From Harry Potter, an insult used by "pure-blood" wizards
for people who sympathise with or otherwise appreciate Muggles.
- Mugworm Griblick - from
the three Erics from Mrs. Jewls' class angered the principal, Mr. Kidswatter, by calling him such. The definition is not directly
revealed in the story.
by Louis Sachar. One of
- mule fritters - from M*A*S*H, a Colonel
Potter-ism, substitute for "bullshit".
- munch - from the mid 90s children's puppet show "Mr. Potatohead", used in the same context as "bites", e.g. "Yeah,
this really munches."
- mutie - from the X-men universe. Used by humans as an insult to mutants. Also as
a variant, "Mutie Scum".
- naff - used in the same way as fuck off in the 1970's BBC comedy Porridge ie: "Naff off."
- narding - from Anne McCaffrey's Crystal
Singer trilogy - an expression of derision, similar to 'bleeding' or 'fucking', as in "We'll never get off this
- Narfle the Garthok - from Coneheads - A criminal punishment on the planet of
Remulak typically meted out for spectacular failure, the condemned is given a hook and a short staff and is sent to defeat
if possible a coneheaded vaguely mammalian hexapod called a Garthok, Beldar defeated the beast by employing methods
learned from the Terran sport of golf.
- nass - from the Legion of Super Heroes comics. Used mainly as a
substitute for "shit", or sometimes "ass"
- nerfherder - Used in Star Wars as a relatively inoffensive curse word.
Similar to calling someone a pig farmer, for Han Solo it suggests that he is a bad pilot or a
- nerk - same meaning as idiot or jerk (e.g. "charmless nerk"); used in the BBC comedy Porridge; considered an extremely mild insult for decades.
- nimnul - from Mork & Mindy, an idiot.
- Nixon - used in books by Kinky Friedman, meaning a bowel movement. "The
cat had taken a Nixon in my shoe."
- no talent ass clown - from Office Space, referring to Michael
- noi jitat - from The Pirates of Dark Water; more severe
version of "jitat" (see above)
- nooch - from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, an
expression that is said as a bash.
- nulp - from an episode of The Bob Newhart Show. Mrs. Bakerman
says it was considered a very bad word in her family when she was growing up, but no one would tell her what it meant, and none
of Bob's other patients know what it means either.
- nut factory - exclaimed by a character in Saving Private Lion (a toy-based spoof of Saving Private Ryan aired on The Adam And Joe
Show) as he is shot on the beaches of Normandy.
- nutbunnies - from Freakazoid the animated series from Kids' WB wherein the superhero Freakazoid uses it in frustration.
- nutty fudgekins - from The Simpsons, spoken by Marge Simpson.
- n'wah - from Morrowind, uttered by certain NPCs.
Likely used by the Dunmer (dark elves) as a derogatory term for all other species or outlanders.
- Oh my stars and garters - from X-men's Beast
(comics); denotes shock or surprise.
- oo-mox - in the Star Trek universe, oo-mox
is a form of Ferengi foreplay involving massaging of the ears,
which are considered to be Ferengi erogenous zones. One can also be accused of performing
oo-mox upon one's self, making it a form of masturbation.
- oppav - from GURPS Fantasy II. Madman, or shaman. Magic is considered inherently evil by Madlanders, so the two
meanings are practically interchangeable.
- organ - from Terry Pratchett's Thief of
Time novel; used by The Auditors when incarnated, as the vilest insult or
expletive possible. Also used the adjective organic.
- Others, the - from George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire novels; telling someone "The Others take you," is similar to saying, "Go
- patooky - from the animated film Lilo & Stitch, it means "rear
- pavge - from GURPS Fantasy II. Useless. An extreme insult in Madlander culture.
- peck - from Willow, a derogatory name for members of the Nelwyn
- petaQ - from Star Trek, a Klingon epithet
with no literal meaning. It is used in the same context as "bastard," "jerk," "asshole," et
cetera. Its frequent use on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has nearly depleted any deep
invective qualities of the term. Also spelled p'tahk. (IPA
- P-H-U-Q - spelled by Billy Connolly as a politer version of "fuck."
- photon - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy to replace fuck or hell as in "What the
photon happened?" Obviously derived from the photon in
physics but added as a curse word to the show to add to the science fiction.
- pi atwi - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally "bright bird"; used of overly talkative people.
- Pinkskin - from Star Trek: Enterprise, an Andorian racial epithet directed against humans.
- pimhole - from A Bit of Fry and Laurie with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, pimhole was used to replace
cunt and circumvent the BBC's guidelines on swearwords. Hilarious in
that moral guardian Mary Whitehouse complained that the sketch was obscene, because
"Everybody knew what they were talking about".
- Piraka - from Lego's Bionicle franchise, an
obscene term in the Matoran language that roughly means "thief and murderer"; one who causes
suffering just for fun. Usually used in reference to a group of sadistic and cruel beings that
voluntarily call themselves by that label.
- pissflaps - exclaimed by a character in Saving Private Lion (a toy-based spoof of Saving Private Ryan aired on The Adam And Joe
Show) as he is shot by a tank driven by the Nazi off Raiders Of The Lost
- plastic vicar - used in the Weebl and Bob episode titled "Fishing".
- plevvit - from My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville. The protagonist of the story hears the word spoken out loud by an alien and explains that
"it is so bad I have no translation".
- pock - from John Ringo and David Weber's
Empire of Man novels; same meaning as "fuck".
- Podaka - From the original Battlestar Galactica, a profanity used by
Commander Cain in the episode "The Living Legend." From context, it appears to mean something like "Bastard" or "Son of a bitch."
("How are you doing, Adama, you old podaka?") It should be noted that while Cain used a quite rude word, he appeared to be using
it in a jokingly familiar sense in keeping with his generally profane-but-noble character.
- Pogees - From the original Battlestar Galactica, yet another profanity
used by Commander Cain of the Battlestar Pegasus. From context it appears to mean
"Shit," in that Cain tells Adama he'll "Scare the pogees out of those" Cylons.
- pointed-eared - from Star Trek, used as a racial epithet against
Romulans and, less commonly, Vulcans
- poket - from GURPS Fantasy II. Lazy. A grievous insult in Madlander culture.
- poodoo - from various Star Wars films and at least one game (Knights of the
Old Republic 1). Apparently used as a Huttese version of "excrement", though translated at least once as "fodder". Commonly used to reference the excrement of the
bantha herd animal - "You smell like Bantha poodoo."
- poopsicles - used in Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights.
- Potter Stewart - from Robert Anton Wilson's Schrödinger's Cat
trilogy; same meaning as "fuck". Is a derogatory reference to the Supreme Court justice of the
- pozza - from Discworld; an Ecksian term similar to "wanker"
- prok - from Piers Anthony's novel Ghost;
in an overpopulated society fornication is accepted but procreation is an obscene act
- prong - from David Feintuch's Seafort
Saga; same meaning as "fuck"
- prunt - from Frederik Pohl's novel . A portmanteau of "prick" and "cunt," and used in the same way as its source
- puckernuts - from Elfquest; similar meaning to "damn" or "damn it"
- purple passion - from the story Purple Passion where the little girl is killed by a bus for saying purple passion
- pygmies - Expletive used by Roy (Nicholas Cage) in Matchstick Men (film)
- QI'yaH - from Klingon, one of the strongest, most foul Klingon expressions, it
defies translation. Used to express disgust or repulsion with a thing or situation.
- Qu'vatlh - from Klingon, a strong expletive, exclaimed in moments of extreme
- Quaequam Blag - from Tharg the Mighty, editor of 2000 AD, a strong expletive, exclaimed in moments of extreme anger or surprise.
- Quank - Portmanteau of Queer and Wanker used to replace
either, and ideally both.
- rabbits! - from Doctor Who. Used as a mild, generalized curse by Tegan
Jovanka, the Australian air hostess who became one of the Fifth Doctor's Companions.
- rack - insult used in Neighbours taken to be a direct replacement for "fuck". For
example, "Rack off you spigging cake taker!" Commonly used as a dysphemism for a pair of
- ragfragger - from Lobo. Has similar connotations to motherfucker.
- rapier - alternate word for rapist used in The Rainbow
- rassin-frassin - from Hanna-Barbera's Jetsons & Flintstones a derogatory adjective of some
kind. Possible corruption of the German curse "Ratten-Fressen" or "Rat Eating/Eater." Also uttered by Yosemite Sam in Warner Bros cartoons. Also similar/the same as the quiet muttering used by Muttley in Wacky Races. Also spelled/pronounced "ratchafratchin".
- rat fart - expletive uttered by The Bishop(Henry Wilcoxon) in Caddyshack.
- Rehnquist - from Robert Anton Wilson's Schrödinger's Cat trilogy;
same meaning as "dick". Is a derogatory reference to the Supreme Court justice of the same
- richer - derogatory term used in an episode of South Park against rich people who
move into the town, who also happen to all be black, having this term similar to and replace the more obvious nigger
- rock - from Discworld, a derogatory term for a troll.
- rot - from C. J. Cherryh's Chanur novels.
- rowrbazzle - from Walt Kelly's comic Pogo, an
interjection expressing a state of anger
- r'ox - from Traffic Department 2192, similar in meaning to
- r-tard Synonym for "retard". Stan calls his father this in the southpark episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft"
- ruttin' - from Firefly, similar in meaning to "fuckin' ", as in
"No ruttin' way!"
- Sa - The Tenctonese word for excrement generally regarded as equivalent to
the Terran English "shit".
- sagahog - general expletive from The Wind on Fire trilogy
- sand-cursed - from Homeworld: Cataclysm, used by a people from a
- sandstone - Dwarvish curse in the Forgotten Realms
- Satan - from "Evil Inc.," a Fancomic on the Bob and George website. Used in
the same way as "God." ex: "Oh, Satan."
- savashri - from Battletech, used by members of the Clans
- scav - from Black Library's Kal Jerico
comic strip, used as a general expletive. Possibly refers to "scavvies" who are a group of unintelligent, cannibalistic humanoids
from Kal's fictitious homeplanet of Necromunda.
- Science Dammit - from South Park, the episode Go
God Go XII. Used instead of in the future where everyone is atheist.
- schnike - from Tommy Boy, used as a substitute for the word shit in the
expression "holy shit".
- schnit - from Treehouse of Horror IX, spoken by one of the aliens,
- schutta - from various Star Wars Expanded Universe sources. It can be
translated as "shitter" or "shithead".
- scrof - An insult from Tribes, perhaps derived from "scrofulous".
- scrote - from Back To The Future Part II, meaning "balls"
(obviously derived from "scrotum"). Also used by Scrappy-Doo in the Scooby-Doo movie.
- Scorch it! - An expletive from Anne
McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series
- Scut pango! - expletive from The Pirates of Dark Water.
- Scuzzpuck - A generally dislikeable person. From "Sinister and Dexter", a cyberpunk
comic strip published in the UK science fiction comic 2000 AD
- Seaward - In Arrested Development, GOB buys a boat called the "Seaward" with company money. He tells his brother, the
president of the company, just before their mother enters the room. So to avoid saying the word "boat" he finally asks, "What are
we going to do about the Seaward?", to which their mother responds, "You know, I'm standing right here!" ("C" word as in "C for
- secrecy - an obscene word in the transparent society of the 2030's in the novel Earth by David Brin.
- semprini - from Monty Python's Flying
Circus television show. Never exactly defined, this is one of the words supposedly banned from the show. Used to refer to a
part of the body, but is also the name of an aftershave.
- shards - from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern novels. Used as a substitute for "shit", but apparently refers to the
shell of a broken dragon egg.
- sharries - from Anthony Burgess's A
Clockwork Orange, Nadsat slang for buttocks; e.g.
"kiss my sharries".
- shavit - from various novels about the characters in Star Wars. Roughly translates to "shit".[ ]
- shazbot - from Mork & Mindy and
later, the popular computer game series "Tribes" (Probably influenced by "shit") Also used by Comic Book Guy in The Simpsons, and by the [[Ctrl+Alt+Del]] web-comic character Ethan.
- sheka - from the Shin'a'in language of Mercedes Lackey; substitute for "shit"
- shell - from 2003 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles series; used in place of "shit" or "hell," eg. "What the shell?" or "Oh, shell!"
- shen - from Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime - Gen Universe; denotes the frustration experienced by a Sime when transfer of selyn from a Gen
is interrupted; more severe forms are "shenshay" and "shenshid," and "Shen and shid!" is heard once.
- shifter - from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a highly
offensive racial epithet for Changelings (comes from shape-shifter, the
word Odo used to describe himself before he found his people).
- shiitake mushrooms - from Spy Kids series; Carmen substitutes this for
- Shiite - used by Jack Black's character Barry
in the movie High Fidelity in response to Belle
& Sebastian playing over the store's speakers. "Holy Shiite! What the fuck is
- shirt - from "The Alley Man" by Philip José Farmer - an authorial
euphemism for (surprisingly) "shit". cf "figurin'".
- Shisno - from Red vs. Blue - A word with no direct English translation,
Shisno is used by an ancient alien race to refer to humans. Shisno literally means the excrement of the defecation
of the foulest-smelling animal on their planet.
- shrimp - from SpongeBob SquarePants. Uttered by Squidward and
SpongeBob. Bears an obvious resemblance to "holy shit." Also said as "holy shrimp" and "oh, shrimp."
- shock - from Marvel 2099 comics. Used mainly as a substitute for
- Shol'vah - from Stargate SG-1 - traitor (also heretic, as to betray the Goa'uld
is to betray one's gods)
- shpadoinkle - from Cannibal! The Musical by Trey Parker. The
word is used as a curse, a general exclamation and a shout of joy. The word was originally invented by Trey Parker as a 'filler'
word for the song which now bears its name. It was also used by Xander in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- shrimp - Used in Spongebob Squarepants to signify shit.
- shrok - From Babylon 5 - A Narn word roughly
equivalent to the Terran shit or crap!
- Shwinn-rider - From The Adventures of Pete and Pete - A
particularly strong epithet used by Artie, The Strongest Man in the World.
- Silas - from Alleria, used instead of 'bastard'
- sit on my fax - extemporised by Armando Iannucci during the final round of
series 4, programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- sithspit - from various novels and other works about the
characters in Star Wars. Refers to the Sith. Most likely
a substitute for "shit."
- sithspawn - from various novels and other works about the
characters in Star Wars. Refers to the Sith. Most likely
a substitute for "fuck." No -ing needs to be added, and can be used as an expression as well.
- sketi - from the Kaled'a'in language of Mercedes Lackey; used as a substitute
- skev - from comic 2000AD's Rogue
Trooper strip. Mostly used as an exclamation.
- skeet - slang term for ejaculation. Originally appearing in a song by Lil' John, the
term was popularized by comedian Dave Chapelle.
- skunt - mixture of 'skank' and 'cunt' commonly used on the internet.
- slag - in the
"shit", on the assumption that metal beings would find melted metal rather distateful. Derived form the metallurgic alternate of
dross,describing a waste product of the smelting process.
Originally used on the TV series Beast Wars, later retconned in the Dreamwave comics series to be a longstanding feature of Cybertronian speech. Derogatory Terran English word for the Tenctonese on Alien Nation. Also used as a verb, ie
"slagging", and not to be confused with the Dinobot of the same
name, though fanon speculation does often wonder how imposing a being would have to be to
have his name invoked as a profanity centuries later.
, a general use profanity analogous to English
- slick - from Greg Bear's novel Anvil of
Stars; interchangeable with "fuck".
- slit - from John Brunner's novel The Shockwave Rider; a derogatory term for woman. The word's usage and severity is probably
equivalent to "cunt" in English, as slit is also a crude (although somewhat dated) real-world term for "vagina." The
variant slittie also appears in the novel.
- slitch - from Robert A. Heinlein's novel Friday. A portmanteau of "slut" and "bitch," and used in the same way as its source words.
- slot - from several works by Spider Robinson and various Shadowrun cyberpunk-urban fantasy
role-playing games; used in the same way as "slut", but possibly also a derogatory
reference to the female anatomy as receptacle.
- smeg - from Red Dwarf, also
"smeghead," allegedly rooted from smegma, although denied by the writers of the show. Also
credited to the original Monty Python episodes. Unclear whether "art imitated life" or
"life imitated art". Amusingly, there is also a Modern Kitchen Appliance company named Smeg.
- smoo - from Dinosaurs, called a "dirty word" because it means
the bottom of a foot.
- smoof - from The Fairly Oddparents, only used occasionally
- smuck - from a Saturday Night Live sketch, used as a
Smurfish term for fornication.
- smurf and derivatives - from The Smurfs, can be used as pretty much any
word, including swear words.
- snakehead - used by humans in the Babylon 5
universe as a derogatory term for aliens. Also
used by Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1 describing
- sneck - from Strontium Dog comic in 2000AD, a universal expletive.
- snork - from Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman. Similar in meaning to "fuck".
- Snu-Snu - from the animated series Futurama, term for sexual intercourse on
the planet of amazon women
- soaking cork - from a Saturday Night Live winery sketch, self
- socialator - From the original Battlestar Galactica, a Socialator is
very clearly defined as a prostitute. Prostitution appears to be mostly legal in colonial society, and even accepted by most
religious groups, but it is looked down on by some segments of soceity (much the same way that are treated in Firefly). In "The Saga of a Star
World," Cassiopia is repeatedly called "A filthy socialator."
- Sock - from Greg the Bunny, a Fox series in 2002. It's equivalent to
the word, "Nigger", only to be addressed to the Puppets in the show. Greg, who was a Puppet himself, wrote a bad joke about
himself, "Greg the Bunny is a filthy stinking Sock who should die," in the episode, Sock Like Me.
- socktucker - from
a trashy 1963 novel. An obvious euphemism for
- somanumbatch, from the film "Johnny Dangerously", a mispronounication by
Roman Moroni an Italian that was deported to Sweden.
- son of a biscuit - from South Park by Butters, in place of "son of a bitch."
- son of a bacchae - from the series Xena: Warrior Princess, in
place of "son of a bitch." In Roman mythology, a "bacchae" is a follower of the god
Bacchus, whose Greek equivalent was Dionysus, whose followers were called Maenads. In Xena, though set in
Ancient Greece, the name "Bacchus" is used, and he is depicted as a vampire lord, and the Bacchae are female vampires, similar to the modern horror-lore figures the
Brides of Dracula.
- soyashit - from The Forever War by Joe
Haldeman. Used similarly to "bullshit", but suggesting an even greater level of
- space - from The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov.
- spanner magnet - used in the Weebl and Bob episode titled "Fishing".
- spasmic dilda - extemporised by Armando Iannucci during the final round of
series 4, programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- Spast - Uttered at least once by the character Kyle Katarn in the
Star Wars computer game Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Used in a similar context to "fuck" (as an exclamation).
- spiggen - Neighbours, originally used by Stingray Timmins but since used by
other characters on the show as well, means "fucking" or "frigging", ie. "spiggen
- spit - Used by various characters in Rocko's Modern Life
- spongehead - racial epithet for the Tenctonese used by humans on
- spoonhead - from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a highly
offensive racial epithet towards Cardassians
- spoony - Used by Tellah in some English releases of Square's Final Fantasy IV.
- spoot - from the Angry Beavers animated cartoons, meaning something
close to "crap" (spoot-head another frequent usage)
- sprock - from the Legion of Super Heroes comics. Mainly as a
substitute for "fuck"
- Staber - used in numerous science fiction novels. Meaning is unknown.
- stak - from comic 2000AD's Rogue
Trooper strip. Mostly used as an exclamation.
- stang - general expression of discontent from novels and comics set in the Star
Wars universe, including the X-Wing and Dark Empire series.
- stars and stones - from The Dresden Files, used by wizards as a
'cuss,' because to wizards 'cursing' is an entirely different thing.
- stravag - from Battletech, used by members of the Clans. Likely derived from the Russian words stran and vagon, meaning "independent" and "birthing",
respectively. 'Stravaig' is also a Scots verb meaning 'wander aimlessly'
- stomm - from 2000AD's Mega-City
One, meaning "shit". Also from Judge Dredd.
- stroke - used in place of "fuck" ("stroke you", "motherstroker") by groundpounders in Babylon 5.
- suck my clog - extemporised by Nick Frost during the final round of series 4,
programme 6 of The 99p Challenge.
- suckmuppet - from [[Ctrl+Alt+Del]].
- Sugar Honey Iced Tea - from the movie Madagascar (film). A reverse
acronym of shit, although it is not entirely fictional, as its use in certain areas of the US predates that movie by many
- suitcase - used in place of "shit" in Australia, exclusively in the phrase "belt the living suitcase out of," most
typically in football commentary.
- surat - from Battletech, used by members of the Clans, and refers to the fictional Surat, which is a cute bat-like animal.
- sweet crispy walnuts - a running gag in Venus Envy
- swelp - from the 1962 book by
Eric Berne as a euphemism for screw.
- swit - from Morrowind, uttered by certain NPCs. Bears
the same meaning as 'fetcher'.
- swut - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy;
"I just want to be swutting well rescued"
- swunt - Invented by
Sutra, . Refers to sweat-infused female genitalia.
in his science fiction adaptation of the Kama
- sykes - from movie and TV series Alien Nation; literally translates as
"Excrement cranium" from the Tenctonese sa -
excrement + iks - skull or cranium and by extension head.
- taff or taffer - from Thief, but possibly from
earlier English ethnic slur "Taffy" or "Taff" for a Welshman (purported to be
thieves). The developers, however, independently invented the term.
- taHqeq - from Star Trek, a curse in Klingon.
- tairth - from Richard Adams' Maia. Used in place of "cunt".
- takuchodaki - from
Antreyki to refer to humans.
translates to Bald Skin, derogative term used by
- taniway - from Michelle Lancaster's 'Hylian Chronicles'. Used in the same way as one would use fuck
- tanj - from Larry Niven's Known Space
books (acronym of "there ain't no justice")
- TANSTAAFL - from Robert A. Heinlein's
novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, acronym of "There Ain't No Such Thing As A
Free Lunch", used in the context of "that's bullshit!"
- Tarim or Terim - from Dave Sim's Cerebus comic books, in which Tarim and Terim are names of the Supreme Deity in different
branches of the universal church
- tartar sauce - from SpongeBob SquarePants (general expletive). According to SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg, "tartar sauce" is roughly equivalent to "hellfire", because the denizens of
Bikini Bottom would only encounter it after death.
- taxation - from L. Neil Smith's books in which a Libertarian alternate history follows the
- Teddy (pl. teddies) - from the PC Game Starsiege, a derogatory term for the
initial antagonist group, the Terran Defense Force, or TDF.
- telegraph and similar words - from Ada or Ardor: A Family
Chronicle, which is set on a planet where electrical technology has been banned as obscene.
- tert - racial epithet for humans used by the Tenctonese on Alien Nation
- thalldrap - from Tanith Lee's Don't Bite the
Sun; same meaning as "floop" (see above).
- Third - from Orson Scott Card's Ender's
Game. A derogatory term for a third child in a time with a strict two-child policy.
- thoddo - from Farscape; same meaning as "idiot"
- thundering typhoons or ten thousand thundering typhoons- A favourite curse of Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin
series of comics (see list of exclamations used by Captain Haddock).
- Thursday (original Finnish: torstai) - from Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning, one of the bizarre expressions of Captain Pirk.
- Tin Cans - From the original Battlestar Galactica - a derogatory phrase
for Cylons used by children on the planet Aquilla in the episode "The Young Lords."
- 'tish - From Eric Berne's 1962 book as a euphemism for shit.
- Toaster- from the new Battlestar Galactica; meaning Cylon. Referred to as a "racial epithet" by Cylon Number Six. Also possibly derived from the Star Trek episode The Measure of a Man where JAG officer Philippa Louvois refers to Commander Data (An
Android) as a Toaster.
- Torak's Tooth - from the BBS game Legend of the Red Dragon. Used as expletive/expression of shock in David Eddings' Belgariad
series of books, Torak being a warped/fallen god and the underlying antagonist.
- toD'SaH - from the TNG episode The Defector - A
Klingon invective used by Romulan admiral Alidar against Lt. Worf in the
Sickbay of the Enterprise, it was after his use of this
term amongst others that commander William Riker, told him
'only a would use such language in public'.
- to uwat - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally, "whelp of a pigdog". Similar to "son of a bitch" or "bastard" in
- tovekbe - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally, "porcupine". Used of an irritable person, or someone who has a bad singing
- tralk - from Farscape, same meaning as "slut".
Usually describes females, but can be used against any gender.
- treefodder - from Larry Niven's The
Integral Trees and The Smoke Ring. Either meaning shit, or a dead
- trog - from Shadowrun, a racial epithet used towards orks and trolls. Also
used in Lilo & Stitch, where it is used primarily by
Gantu to refer to any of Jumba's experiments (mainly
Stitch) that do not follow his command. Derived from Troglodyte.
- troq - from Teen Titans, racial slur for Tamaraneans.
- trot - from Steve Meretzky's Infocom games "Planetfall" and "Stationfall"; used both as "shit" ("A [Crassian Grotch]
can produce 47 times its weight in trot every day") and possibly as "fuck" ("What a trotting krip!").
- turlingdrome - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, used as a noun. "The stupid turlingdromes."
- twap - extemporised by Nick Frost during the final round of series 4, programme 6
of The 99p Challenge.
- twunt - made up by Chris Morris on his Channel 4 series
Jam, now used most often on b3ta.
Contraction of 'twat' and 'cunt'.
- Universe - From the Earthsearch episode New Blood. This is used by the
underpeople, such as the character Lenart, as a form of blasphemy.
- Unprintable - from Isaac Asimov's Foundation
- ve iwwu e - from GURPS Fantasy II. Ve iwwu e is an inedible fish native to the Mad Lands. Madlander clans are named
after various species of fish; there is no Ve Iwwu E clan, and saying someone belongs to, or is planning to marry to, it is a
form of teasing. This can be compared to traditional Jewish humorous tales of the village of Chelm or the similar Finnish tales of Hölmölä.
- velcro face - used in the Weebl and Bob episode titled "Fishing".
- veruul - Romulan expletive from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Defector." It is said that only a veruul would use profanity in public.
- Via - from David Drake's Hammer's
Slammers series. Similar meaning to "My God!" or "Christ!", or possibly Jesus. Derived
from the Latin word for "The Way", refers to a religious discipline.
- Vixaxn - from Tanith Lee's Don't Bite the
Sun; meaning never fully explained, but is the worst expletive in the book.
- vondruke - from a Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Will
Ferrell and Chris Parnell. Most likely a substitute for "bitch". Parnell is aggravated, exclaiming "You...vondruke!" causing
Ferrell to incredulously reply, "Is that an actual curse word?" Ferrell later states "..and son of a vondruke if I didn't leave
it on the bus."
- vulk - from C.S. Friedman's Coldfire
Trilogy; derived from "vulcanism"/"volcano", to which the planet in question is prone.
- Wankel Rotary Engine - from a Monty Python sketch. The phrase is used as an
example of an embarrassing sound, in order to sell a mail-order course. Presumably it's embarrassing because the word
"wank" is contained within.
- wavapp - from GURPS Fantasy II. Liar. An extreme insult in Madlander culture.
- welfare checks - used as an expletive in Spider & . "Oh, welfare checks!" by
- wigtibidat - from GURPS Fantasy II. Literally, "squirrel"; used of an overly energetic person.
- winker - from British sitcom Bottom; same usage as "wanker". The
combination of one character's illiteracy and another character's bad vision leads to the latter reading an obscene sentence as
"Fick urf, you sad, pathtick winker."
- wonka - on Herman's Head, someone referred to having sex as "you got
your willy wonkaed" ("willy" is a slang term for "penis").
- wonker - from Discworld; same usage as "wanker", possibly just misspelled
graffiti. Also appears in BBC sitcom The Young Ones in much the same way and with
the same presumed derivation.
- wrinklies - testicles/balls; from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
t.v. series, episode School Hard
- Whomp - From Recess, created by T. J. so that he won't get in trouble for
swearing e.g. "This Whomps!"
- Wow-hole - From animated television series
The Venture Bros. episode "The
Incredible Mr. Brisby." Used as a replacement for "asshole," as in "you're going to be spying my foot up your wow-hole,
- yabos - from Hocus Pocus (film) and Animal House- slang for breasts.
- yarbles or yarblockos - from A Clockwork Orange,
Nadsat slang for testicles
- yinko - from Viz comic. Specifically an exclamation of surprise used by the character
Norman in the strip 'Norman's Knob'.
- yoo-hoo - from mid-1990s episodes The Late Show with David
Letterman. Substitute for "ass," usually in a top-ten list.
- yotz - from Farscape; "What the yotz!", an exclamation of unpleasant
surprise; same usage as "hell".
- zark - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy;
seems to be a substitute for "fuck"; almost certainly a blasphemy against the Great Prophet Zarquon. The full Zarquon is also commonly used.
- zarking fardwarks - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy: "What in the name of zarking fardwarks is the old fool doing?" spoken by Ford Prefect, about Slartibartfast, originally in Life, the Universe and Everything and also in the third radio series. Also spoken
as just "Zarking fardwarks!" by Arthur Dent when that character misses a telephone call in
the fourth radio series. Alternative form: "zarking photon". Approximate meaning: "fuckin' hell."
- Holy Zarquon's singing fish - said by Zaphod Beeblebrox in the second radio
series (Fit the Tenth) while hanging from a cave mouth thirteen miles in the air. A parody of nonsensical exclamations whose
meanings have been forgotten.
- zarking fardwarks - from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
- Zeke - from
the people of the Duchy of Zeon, a deliberate corruption of the cheer "Seig Zeon".
, a common epithet regarding
- Zlorfik - used by the aliens in the computer game Zak
- Zoggin - Expletive used by the Orks of Warhammer 40,000. "Waagh! Those zoggin' Space Marines blew up our bunker!"
- zoinks - from Scooby Doo, a common expletive uttered by Shaggy Rogers.
- ^ "Firefly," Episode 1, Season 1
- ^ "James Black", in message entitled "Re: Rush" on alt.music.alternative, 13
June 1994. See message posted on alt.music.alternative and Dictionary citation for
fucktard from the Double-Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary.
- ^ Astounding
January 1938, p. 135; cp. p. 220 of the first book edition.
- ^ Tom Corbett Viewmaster Reel 1.
- ^ Chapter 6, paragraphs 3 & 4.
- ^ , in The Universes of E.E.
Smith, p. 115. See also Blasphemy in the Lensman Universe by .
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