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RAAAAAGH! A character is so angry, ticked off or shocked that he/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, or with "Anglish". Also compare Sarcasm Failure, Gagging on Your Words, Dumb Struck, and Foreign-Language Tirade. FAAAAAAIIIIIIIII!!

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

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    KOMAAAAA STREEEEE!!!! (Comic Strips) 
  • Calvin's dad lets out a burst of angry gibberish in one Christmas strip after dropping a heavy present on his foot.
  • 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!

    PAAAABAAAAAA!!! (Pinball) 

    PRAFASIANAAA WRASSAAA!!! (Professional Wrestling) 
  • Scott Steiner is probably the most prominent example. He'll be so pumped-up that he'll tell you he's "wrestled a lot of countries," and that Kevin Nash "doesn't get (his) sympy (sympathy) at all."
  • Shortly before the aforementioned Mr. Steiner began butchering the English language over in WCW as "Big Poppa Pump," the then-WWF had their own example in Ahmed Johnson, who spoke Angrish so well that he inspired the long-running YouTube series "Fun with Ahmed," which tries its best to translate Johnson's shouted, mush-mouthed promos (Usually with footage from the video game WWF War Zone,) with entertaining results.
  • Sid Vicious (aka Sycho Sid/Sid Justice in WWF) may be well-known to fans as the guy who stabbed Arn Anderson with a pair of scissors in a real-life fight and as someone who'd rather play softball than wrestle, but he's also well-known as a fluent Angrish speaker when cutting promos. After all, he has half the brain that you do.

    RAAAADIAAAA!!!! (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.

  • At the tail end of the Credibility Gap's version of "Who's On First?" (dealing with a three-act rock concert featuring the Who, the Guess Who and Yes), L.A. Times editor Mr. Higgenlooper devolves into Angrish when his attempt to finish the ad becomes as much a non-starter as the attempt to start it was.

  • Bill Cosby discussed how his parents were prone to this:
    "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."

    THEEEETAAAAA!!! (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!"
  • Invoked by Callahagn in Legally Blonde to his first-year law class, specifically to point out that emotion can get in the way of coming up with a rational reply.
    Oh, dear, I fear my comment has offended
    Hard to argue, though, when you're too mad to speak.
    Your employment will be very quickly ended
    When they see how your emotions make you weak!

    VISIAAAA NOVAAAAA! (Visual Novels) 
  • In The Eden of Grisaia 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.
  • Quite frequent in Ace Attorney, particularly during the real culprit's breakdown, often accompanied by Big "NO!". Also, Edgeworth is quite prone to odd sounds, when a major problem in his case is exposed or during the moments of general surpri—MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!
  • In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, after Monokuma is forced into a final trial in Chapter 6, he shows up in the Dining Hall only to speak in random letters and symbols, as if the mastermind controlling him was mashing on the keyboard.
  • In ATOM GRRRL!!, this happens to Jessica and Anna, seemingly traumatized by dissolving the cop's corpse. Jessica starts muttering the lyrics to "Amazing Grace".

    WAAAB ANIMAAAAOOO!!!! (Web Animation) 
  • Homestar Runner:
    • At the end of the Strong Bad Email "virus", Strong Bad goes on a incoherent rant of rage and despair after Bubs shoots his virus-infested computer.
      Strong Bad: I can relate. I can't relate! I'm gonna... I'm gonna get in there and mix it up! I don't even remember your names, Davey... Dear Strong Bad, how do you text with boxing gloves on...
    • In "Compy Catalog", 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, as seen in "The House That Gave Sucky Treats".
      Coach Z: Ooh, Jorgy Fruits! I mean, Jergy Frorts! I mean, GEORGIE FRORGIE! (beat) George Foreman?!
  • 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!
  • Zero Punctuation: In one review Yahtzee describes the exclamations he made when he died in-game as "made-up words that couldn't decide if they were a swear or not, like 'Fugbar!' or 'Daygunt'!" In a different review, his "Black Knight Sword/Hotline Miami" combo, he is discussing the gameplay of the second. When he died from a surprise guard dog attack during a well thought-out infiltration plan, his next move was to make a throaty growl, "GRAAARHL!" and go on a berserker rage with a katana as soon as he ressed.
  • Mackenzie Zales is known to devolve into this when she's really pissed. Trisha devolves into this in Episode 30 when chewing out Ashley.


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