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18th Oct '17 7:33:57 PM PaulA
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* The favorite four-letter word in Larry Niven's Literature/KnownSpace stories (including the ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' novels) is "tanj" -- originally an acronym for "There Ain't No Justice."
** In the Man-Kzin Wars stories, set in Niven's Known Space universe, "k'zeerkt" (plural "k'zeerekti") is a Kzinti epithet for humans; a kzeertk is a Kzinhome animal that looks like a small hairless monkey.

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* The favorite four-letter word in Larry Niven's Literature/KnownSpace stories (including the ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' novels) setting:
** The favorite four-letter word
is "tanj" -- originally an acronym for "There Ain't No Justice."
** In the Man-Kzin Wars Literature/ManKzinWars stories, set in Niven's Known Space universe, "k'zeerkt" (plural "k'zeerekti") is a Kzinti epithet for humans; a kzeertk is a Kzinhome animal that looks like a small hairless monkey.
13th Oct '17 8:33:58 AM CosmicFerret
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** There are few curse words in ''BabylonFive'', most of which are human in nature. However, Minbari is probably the language where TranslationConvention is averted most often. One case provides an instance of "Pardon My Minbari": Lennier is complaining that Sheridan ruined a ritualistic dinner and grumbles some words in Minbari with a tone of frustration, to which Delenn replies, also in Minbari, in a tone that seems to convey a need to be more understanding and patient.

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** There are few curse words in ''BabylonFive'', ''Series/BabylonFive'', most of which are human in nature. However, Minbari is probably the language where TranslationConvention is averted most often. One case provides an instance of "Pardon My Minbari": Lennier is complaining that Sheridan ruined a ritualistic dinner and grumbles some words in Minbari with a tone of frustration, to which Delenn replies, also in Minbari, in a tone that seems to convey a need to be more understanding and patient.
1st Oct '17 10:02:15 PM fdsa1234567890
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*** The Shadow Broker has a transcript of one [[spoiler:genophage adjustment]] mission, during which Mordin suggests that Captain Kirrahe, the salarian in question, has an obstruction in his cloaca. Later Mordin [[ExpospeakGag suggests that the obstruction is Kirrahe's head]].[[labelnote:explanation]]In case one doesn't get the context, he's saying Kirrahe has his head up his ass.[[/labelnote]]

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*** The Shadow Broker has a transcript of one [[spoiler:genophage adjustment]] mission, during which Mordin suggests that Captain Kirrahe, the salarian in question, has an obstruction in his cloaca. Later Mordin [[ExpospeakGag suggests that the obstruction is Kirrahe's head]].cranium]].[[labelnote:explanation]]In case one doesn't get the context, he's saying Kirrahe has his head up his ass.[[/labelnote]]
1st Oct '17 9:59:24 PM RisefromYourGrave
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If TranslatorMicrobes are at work, we're left with the sense that there are [[Series/{{Firefly}} gorram]] {{Media Watchdog}}s even in the future. [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Blitznak!]] Then again, would ''you'' want your [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Belgium]] translator-microbes to tell the alien precisely what the [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} zentraidon]] you've just slipped up and called its [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons flurking]] mother? [[Literature/ArtemisFowl D'Arvit!]] Alternately, the alien swear words might not translate cleanly into the audience's [[Franchise/StarWars kriffing]] language, much the same as with actual swear words and insults in many languages in RealLife.

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If TranslatorMicrobes are at work, we're left with the sense that there are [[Series/{{Firefly}} gorram]] {{Media Watchdog}}s even in the future. [[Disney/LiloAndStitch [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch Blitznak!]] Then again, would ''you'' want your [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Belgium]] translator-microbes to tell the alien precisely what the [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} zentraidon]] you've just slipped up and called its [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons flurking]] mother? [[Literature/ArtemisFowl D'Arvit!]] Alternately, the alien swear words might not translate cleanly into the audience's [[Franchise/StarWars kriffing]] language, much the same as with actual swear words and insults in many languages in RealLife.



* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
** In the original film and its sequel works, Captain Gantu is fond of using the oath "Oh, blitznak!" Stitch himself, when brought before the Galactic Council and asked to prove his intelligence, utters a string of words that is left untranslated from "alien" gibberish, although its profane content is clear from the shocked gasps of the hearers. Stitch's statement is so vulgar, a ''robot'' vomits. This trope probably was used to leave what Stitch said deliberately to the imagination, as there isn't much in the way of utterances left that would inspire such reactions from contemporary 21st century viewers.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'':
** In [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the original film film]] and its sequel works, Captain [[WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie its]] [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch works]], Gantu is fond of using the oath "Oh, blitznak!" Stitch himself, when brought before the Galactic Council and asked to prove his intelligence, utters a string of words that is left untranslated from "alien" gibberish, although its profane content is clear from the shocked gasps of the hearers. Stitch's statement is so vulgar, a ''robot'' vomits. This trope probably was used to leave what Stitch said deliberately to the imagination, as there isn't much in the way of utterances left that would inspire such reactions from contemporary 21st century viewers.
27th Sep '17 7:44:21 AM Sumatris
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*** The angara also have the general-purpose "skutt", which is essentially their equivalent of "fuck" and used as such just like humans use the latter.
16th Sep '17 4:04:00 AM lillolillo
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** Used as a plot point in ''ComicBook/{{LuckyLuke}}'' when interrogating natives that attacked them, Luke notices one of them understand the SirSwearsALot since he blushed.

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** * Used as a plot point in ''ComicBook/{{LuckyLuke}}'' when interrogating natives that attacked them, Luke notices one of them understand the SirSwearsALot since he blushed.


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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Kara tells [[BigBad Zol-Am]] something in Kryptonian during their duel. Given his incredibly pissed reaction, the Scooby Gang deduces it was insulting.
10th Sep '17 5:07:40 PM Scorntex
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** The Kree tend to say "das't" a lot. Guess what it means.

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** The Kree Cosmic Marvel characters tend to say "das't" a lot. Guess what it means.



** Of late, he's been fond of "flark," which turns out to refer to a painful face parasite.

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** Of late, he's been fond of "flark," "Flark", which turns out to refer to a painful face parasite.parasite, sees a lot of use.
1st Sep '17 9:22:05 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/SeekerBears'' uses terminology similar to sister-series ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Many insults are derived from prey animals. For example, "salmon-brained", "squirrel-brained", and "bee-brained" are all used in the same chapter. They're grizzly bear slang for "idiot(ic)" or "foolish".
1st Sep '17 9:20:16 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' and its sequel works, Captain Gantu is fond of using the oath "Oh, blitznak!" Stitch himself, when brought before the Galactic Council and asked to prove his intelligence, utters a string of words that is left untranslated from "alien" gibberish, although its profane content is clear from the shocked gasps of the hearers. Stitch's statement is so vulgar, a ''robot'' vomits. This trope probably was used to leave what Stitch said deliberately to the imagination, as there isn't much in the way of utterances left that would inspire such reactions from contemporary 21st century viewers.
** We do get the meaning of the [[{{Fictionary}} Tantalog]] term "Meega, nala kweesta!" later. "Meega" appears to be a personal pronoun (like "I", "me", "my", etc.), "nala" is a statement of wanting, and "kweesta" means "to destroy". So the quote is literally, "I want to destroy!" That isn't really vulgar to us, but it is to the aliens who were dismayed at Stitch's then-destructive nature.
*** Or the phrase itself is fairly mundane but Stitch used some sort of inflection that is obvious in-universe but is undetectable to we the viewers that renders the phrase obscene.

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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'':
**
In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' the original film and its sequel works, Captain Gantu is fond of using the oath "Oh, blitznak!" Stitch himself, when brought before the Galactic Council and asked to prove his intelligence, utters a string of words that is left untranslated from "alien" gibberish, although its profane content is clear from the shocked gasps of the hearers. Stitch's statement is so vulgar, a ''robot'' vomits. This trope probably was used to leave what Stitch said deliberately to the imagination, as there isn't much in the way of utterances left that would inspire such reactions from contemporary 21st century viewers.
** We do get the meaning of the [[{{Fictionary}} Tantalog]] term "Meega, nala kweesta!" later. "Meega" appears to be a personal pronoun (like "I", "me", "my", etc.), "nala" is a statement of wanting, and "kweesta" means "to destroy". So the quote is literally, "I want to destroy!" That isn't really vulgar to us, but it is to the aliens who were dismayed at Stitch's then-destructive nature.
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nature. Or the phrase itself is fairly mundane but Stitch used some sort of inflection that is obvious in-universe but is undetectable to we the viewers that renders the phrase obscene.



* ''Illuminatus''! combines this trope elegantly with a thermonuclear Take That: "shit" gets censored with "burger", "penis" with "Rehnquist" and so on. (Wilson evidently lifted the idea here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/GoreVidal)

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* ''Illuminatus''! combines this trope elegantly with a thermonuclear Take That: "shit" gets censored with "burger", "penis" with "Rehnquist" and so on. (Wilson evidently lifted the idea here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/GoreVidal)Creator/GoreVidal)



* ''Literature/SeekerBears'' uses terminology similar to sister-series ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Many insults are derived from prey animals. For example, "salmon-brained", "squirrel-brained", and "bee-brained" are all used in the same chapter. They're grizzly bear slang for "idiot(ic)" or "foolish".



** Early seasons had the words 'stroke' or 'stroking' used by humans as swear words (presumably a euphamism for masturbation).

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** Early seasons had the words 'stroke' or 'stroking' used by humans as swear words (presumably a euphamism euphemism for masturbation).
31st Aug '17 6:00:38 AM Doug86
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** In the Man-Kzin Wars stories, set in Niven's KnownSpace universe, "k'zeerkt" (plural "k'zeerekti") is a Kzinti epithet for humans; a kzeertk is a Kzinhome animal that looks like a small hairless monkey.

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** In the Man-Kzin Wars stories, set in Niven's KnownSpace Known Space universe, "k'zeerkt" (plural "k'zeerekti") is a Kzinti epithet for humans; a kzeertk is a Kzinhome animal that looks like a small hairless monkey.
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