Today’s topic comes from QSFer Jim Comer: “Profanity from books and conworlds – The swearwords in my made-up worlds tend to be very odd, such as “Puyurh baVasola”, which means “By the Flames of Paradise!”, or “Chochvort ve’amet!”, or “Go fuck a house-ape!” (um, those are in two different made-up languages, but I think you see what I mean).”
So I thought it would be fun to take a look at swearing in theoretical worlds.
I loved when Anne McCaffrey used “shards’ (form the idea of dragon’s eggs) as one of her curse words in the Dragonriders of Pern books.
And similarly, the word “fraking” in the Battlestar Gallactica TV series (2000’s, not 1970’s) always made me smile.
So my questions to you today: What are some of your favorite Fantasy or Sci Fi swear words? And if you are a writer, have you used any of your own, and how did you come up with them?