Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Real and semi-real curse words

Do you object to foreign curse words? What about curses in dead or made up languages? What about curses produced specifically for science fiction to let the characters swear but get around censors and make it sound futuristic?

Personally, I seem to have a strong aversion to common curse words used by English speakers, but not to anything beyond that. I am, in fact, less comfortable using made-up sci-fi curses than real foreign language ones. It's a weird and inconsistent sharp line, but it's there.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - My inner monologue picks up and uses words like "smeg", "frak" and "frell".
PPS - But usually only when I'm watching the shows they come from.

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