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Angrish
"Slippin' rippin' dang fang rotten zarg barg-a-ding dong!"

RAAAAAGH! A character is so angry, pissed off, or shocked that he or she is literally unable to form a coherent sentence. Other strong emotions are sufficient to render a person unable to speak proper English (or whatever language is being spoken at the time), but shock, anger, and pure rage are the most common. GYAAARRRRGH! It usually takes a little while for him or her to recover, at which point he or she explodes into rage normally.

Often includes Cluster F-Bomb, although these days it's popular to have a normally foul-mouthed character to just be too mad to even swear coherently, reducing them to Curse Cut Short at best and Gosh Dang It to Heck! at wor-hor-hor-hor-horst! Alternately, enraged gibberish can serve as a kid-friendly substitute for profanity, with hints of what the character meant to say slipping through. GRRR!

Do not confuse with Engrish. Also compare Sarcasm Failure, Gagging on Your Words and Foreign Language Tirade. FAAAAAAIIIIIIIII!!

Truth in Television. Remember the last time you stubbed your toe? GRAAAAAGH!

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    Newspaper Comics 
  • Calvin's dad, as seen at the top of the page.
  • One Popeye strip had Roughhouse so fed up with Wimpy's constant mooching that he had to be constrained to the hospital. He spends his recuperation growling and muttering Wimpy's catchphrases, such as "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." or "I'd like to have you to a duck dinner. You bring the duck."
    Popeye: Wimpy's got his goat so bad he's almost crazy!

    Radio 
  • Karl Pilkington sometimes drove Ricky Gervais (who's very inarticulate when excited anyway) to Angrish on the old radio shows. A sample as quoted by a diligent YouTube commenter:
    I'm leavin'... I'm never... I'm never doing this show again... you talking... I... I've never heard anything... such bol—... you are... play a record.
  • On Air America, Montel Williams reacts with a combination of this and high articulation to the people in Hollywood who are defending Roman Polanski for raping a thirteen-year-old girl.
  • Mayor LaTrivia of Fibber McGee and Molly was frequently reduced to this after suffering an interminable Chain of Corrections with the title characters.

    Stand Up Comedy 
  • Bill Cosby used this bit a few times:
    "Did you ever make your mother so mad that she forgot your name? 'Come here, Roy — I mean Ralph — Roquefort — Rutabaga — what is your name, boy? And don't lie to me, 'cuz you live in this house and I'll find out who you are!'"

    "I used to think my father was an idiot [beat], because the man could never complete a sentence. Now I understand. Had it been a grown person, you'd have cursed: 'What the (foul filth foul foul filth filth filth foul foul), and you're (filth and foul)!' But when you talk to your child, you don't want to do that, so you censor yourself, and you sound like an idiot. 'What the — Get your — I'll bust — Get outta my face!'"
  • Lewis Black often ends up bursting into Angrish in his stand-up routines.
    • According to his friends, he does this in Real Life, as well.
  • Kevin Hart at one point said that you knew his mother was getting really angry because her sentences would stop making sense.
  • In his new special "Neverlution," Christopher Titus talked about his father being so mad that he used "angry consonants."

    Theatre 
  • A character in Judith Thompson's Lion In The Streets says to another character, if memory serves, "shut up, you fat!"
  • King Lear's less than articulate threat 'I shall do such things......I know not what they are but they will be the terrors of the earth'.
  • Susan Silsby in The Cat and the Canary.
  • The Producers: Frustrated, facing jail time for massive fraud, and having just lost a tug of war for some very important documents, Leo Bloom stares at Max Bialystock, gibbers a bit, and shouts: "FAT!"

    Visual Novels 
  • In Grisaia No Rakuen Thanatos whispers "Senpai" over the phone to Yumiko, causing the latter to try to get clarification before turning up the phone's volume to max, at which point Thanatos speaks normally, startling Yumiko and causing her to explode into incomprehensible, angry gibberish.

    Web Animation 
  • Strong Bad devolved into a pretty hilarious example of this when his new computer, the Compé, crashed on him as soon as he turned it on. Luckily for him, it was all just a joke. According to the wiki, it was a little bit like:
    What the-eugecheut-rROOOAagegit-REEHgegitich..."
    • While Coach Z speaks somewhat incoherently by default, getting frustrated while trying to correct his speech only makes it worse.
  • Yusuke has difficulty even thinking coherently after Kotomaru shows off his secret power in Girlchan in Paradise!!.
  • In Ultra Fast Pony, Fluttershy survives an attempted lynching, then she can only wail incoherently when trying to describe it to Twilight.
    Twilight: Fluttershy, you were supposed to be here an hour ago. Where were you?
    Fluttershy: Hooaaaaauuuuuuoooooooaaaaaaaawwwwooooooouuuuu...
    Twilight: I don't have time for whatever that was supposed to be!


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