Appendix:Fictional English curse words

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  • Adventure Time (2010):
    algebraic : a cry of alarm
    • 2010 April 5, Jeremy Shada as Finn, “Slumber Party Panic”, Adventure Time season 1 episode 1:
    cabbage :
    • 2010 April 26, Hynden Walch as Princess Bubblegum, “Ricardio the Heart Guy”, Adventure Time season 1 episode 7:
      Finn, what the cabbage?
    Glob : a deity, used in common expressions where one might say God, like "Oh my Glob" or "Go with Glob"
    • 2010 April 5, Pendleton Ward as Lumpy Space Princess, “Trouble in Lumpy Space”, Adventure Time season 1 episode 2:
      Oh, my Glob, Melissa!
    • 2011 December 21, Jeremy Shada as Finn, “No One Can Hear You”, Adventure Time season 3 episode 15:
      Yo, is everyone at church? Worshipping Glob?
    lump : used like a substitute for "fuck" by Lumpy Space Princess
    • 2010 April 5, Pendleton Ward as Lumpy Space Princess, “Trouble in Lumpy Space”, Adventure Time season 1 episode 2:
      I said, "lump off", mom!
      I lumping hate them!
    math :
    • 2010 October 18, John DiMaggio as Jake, “The Eyes”, Adventure Time season 2 episode 2:
      Hey, get outta here, horse! I wanna go to sleep and you're creeping me the math out!
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978):
    felgercarb (alternate spelling: foldecarb): used like a substitute for "bullshit" or "crap"
    frack : an interjection, comparable to "fuck" or "damn"
  • Battlestar Galactica (2004):
    frak — "fuck", apparently used in all ways that "fuck" is
  • A Clockwork Orange
    yarbles : testicles
  • Discworld series
    mogadored : used like a substitute for "buggered", but stronger
  • Dragonriders of Pern series
    shards : used like a substitute for "fuck"
  • Farscape
    dren : shit
    • 1999 April 23, Anthony Simcoe as D’Argo, “Thank God It's Friday... Again”, Farscape season 1 episode 6:
      Same dren, different planet.
    frell : fuck, in both literal and expletive senses
    mivonks : testicles
    • 1999 April 2, Claudia Black as Aeryn, “Back and Back and Back to the Future”, Farscape season 1 episode 5:
      She’s clearly leading D’Argo around by his mivonks and I think she’s having some sort of an effect on you.
  • Firebird (Tyers novel)
    squill: expletive
  • Firefly
    gorram : used like a substitute for "goddamn"
    • 2005, Nathan Fillion as Mal, Serenity:
      Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?
  • Friday (novel)
    slitch : portmanteau of slut and bitch
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Belgium : the "most offensive word in the galaxy". Used as an interjection in the film and certain editions of the book, to replace "fuck" in the original edition.
    zark : a verb, used like a substitute for "fucking". Likely derived from the prophet Zarquon.
    • 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe, and Everything, ch. 9:
      “It is my pleasure to open for you...” “Zark off.”
    • 1992, Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless, ch. 18:
      I said please for Zark's sake don't take my ship. And don't leave me stranded in the middle of some primitive zarking forest with no medical help and a head injury.
  • Judge Dredd
    bastich : portmanteau of bastard and bitch
    drokk : a general-purpose expletive
    • 1987 March 22, Anthrax, “I Am The Law” (song)[1], in Among the Living (album): 
      Judge Dredd the man, he is the law. Drokk it!
    grud : probably a substitute for "God"
    stomm : expletive expressing surprise or fear
  • Known Space stories
    bleep, censor : in these stories, words used to censor profanity have become profanity themselves
    • 1995, Larry Niven, “Arm”, in Flatlander, Del Rey, ISBN 9780345394804, OL 9377836M, page 164:
      Now just what the bleep has that got to do with anything?
    • 1995, Larry Niven, “The Defenseless Dead”, in Flatlander, Del Rey, ISBN 9780345394804, OL 9377836M, page 111:
      Censor the people! They’re murdering those dead men!”

      Garner’s face twitched oddly. I said, “What's funny?”

      []Censor. Bleep. They didn’t used to be swear words. They were euphemisms. You’d put them in a book or on TV when you wanted a word they wouldn't let you use.”

    tanj : an all-purpose swear word substitute in the Ringworld series, from "there ain't no justice"
  • Legion of Super-Heroes comics
    grife : an expletive
    • 2007 September, “The Quest for Cosmic Boy — Lord of Lightning (Part I of II)”, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, number 32: 
      Aw, grife! I will not drown in a roomful of wheat!
    sprock : used as a verb like a substitute for "fuck"
    • 2003 February, “Legion Rookie Blues”, The Legion, volume 1, number 15: 
      Join the Legion, see the galaxy, get your sprocking brains beat out...
    squaj : an objectionable person
    • 2000 September, “Omniphagos”, Legion Lost, volume 1, number 5: 
      Let's go, you Ugly Squaj!
  • Marvel 2099 comics
    shock : used like a substitute for "fuck"
  • Mork and Mindy (also, the Tribes series of video games)
    shazbot : used as an interjection, comparable to "shit"
  • Ozma of Oz
    Hippikaloric : used as an expletive with unspecified meaning
    • 1907, L. Frank Baum, “The Scarecrow Wins the Fight”, in Ozma of Oz, Reilly & Lee, page 226-227:
      Then the bell above the throne, which sounded whenever an enchantment was broken, began to ring, and the King gave a start of annoyance and exclaimed, “Rocketty‐ricketts!”

      When the bell rang a second time the King shouted angrily, “Smudge and blazes!” and at a third ring he screamed in a fury, “Hippikaloric!” which must be a dreadful word because we don’t know what it means.

  • Porridge
    naff : used comparably to "fuck" in participial "naff off!"
  • Podkayne of Mars (Book)
    delete : Used by Pokayne's brother instead of cursing: "I delete on your censored!"
    censored : Used by Pokayne's brother instead of cursing: "I delete on your censored!"
  • Red Dwarf
    smeg : used comparably to "fuck" in participial "smegging" and in derivatives like "smeg up", "smeg off", and "smeghead"
    • 1989 December 5, Craig Charles as Lister, “Body Swap”, Red Dwarf season 3 episode 4:
      Oh, smeg. What the smegging smeg’s he smegging done?
  • Shadowrun
    drek : used like a substitute for "shit", also in derivatives like "bulldrek"
    frag : used like a substitute for "fuck"
  • South Park
    mee krob : a powerful "word of curse", in addition to being a Thai appetizer
    • 2001 June 20, Trey Parker (voice) as Eric Cartman, “It Hits the Fan”, South Park[2] season 5 episode 1, at 7:42:
      Yeah, they’ve taken all the fun out of “shit”. We’re going to have to start saying other bad words like “cock” and “f*ck” and “mee krob”.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels
    frinx : used like a substitute for "shit" by Ferengi characters
    • 2000, Judith Reeves-Stevens, The Fall of Terok Nor, ISBN 9780671024017, OL 3548087M, page 287:
      Frinx!” Quark gasped, as a strong hand grabbed him just before he hit the liquid sewage.
  • Star Wars Expanded Universe
    Sithspit : probably a substitute for "shit"
  • The Smurfs (2011 film)
    smurf : a word substituted for just about anything in the 1981 TV series. In the 2011 film, this also includes swear words.
    • 2011 July 29, Neil Patrick Harris and Alan Cumming (voice) as Patrick Winslow and Gutsy, The Smurfs:
      Patrick: Stop saying “smurf” for everything! What does that even mean? Smurf! Smurfity-smurf-smurf-smurf!

      (All the smurfs gasp.)

      Gutsy: There’s no call for that kind of language, laddie!

  • Warhammer 40K
    feth: used like a substitute for "fuck"

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