So many of our amazing G&S fans decided to creatively tell us how we missed their favourite geeky swears, and in response, we decided to compile a few of them for a second part. Gold star if you can find the common theme in the list.
FRELL & DREN: FARSCAPE
Our fans gave us so much dren for missing out on these two sci-fi curses, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include them at the top of the list.
Frell is used in such a way to imply its meaning as a combination between another f-expletive and hell. Dren is a noun implying something unwanted.
“Don’t make the fans frell angry; add some Farscape swears. Hopefully, they won’t give us more dren.”
FELGERCARB: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
The original series of BSG had references to felgercarb; the term was used in place of the word crap. It’s a bit of a mouthful and ended up being replaced with terms that rolled off the tongue a little easier in the reimagined 2003 series. They didn’t abandon the term as they brought it back in the form of a brand of toothpaste: the last known existing tube of toothpaste in the universe was labelled “Felgercarb” and was given as a reward to the viper pilot who discovered a habitable planet.
“Can toothpaste go bad? This brand tastes like felgercarb.”
SMEG: RED DWARF
Smeg is a term that appears to be a catch-all vulgarism. It’s used as a noun, a verb, an adverb, and an adjective. Characters in the series continually refer to each other as smegheads or smeg-for-brains, frustratedly exclaim, “smegging hell”, or even in-smegging-credible. It can be good, it can be bad, and it can be an entire sentence. A lot like one of our favorite un-geeky expletives.
“What the smeg in smegging smegs has the smeghead done?!?!”
POODOO: STAR WARS
Poodoo is Huttese for fodder, and the term is associated with Banthas, whose fodder is especially foul-smelling and also implied to be slow as banthas are neither agile nor swift. That said, this term is used pretty inconsistently across the books, movies and videogames, so we’ll let you decide how you want to use it.
Example usage: “Why are Episodes 1-3 such poodoo?”
Did you catch the common theme on our list? Have other geeky swears we should use in a future post? Let us know in the comments!