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RAAAAAGH! Characters are so angry, ticked off or shocked that they're 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 a Cluster F-Bomb, although these days it's popular to have normally foul-mouthed characters 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. In written media, it's sometimes represented by Symbol Swearing. GRRR!

Do not confuse with Engrish, or with "Anglish".note  Also compare Sarcasm Failure, Gagging on Your Words, Dumb Struck, and Foreign-Language Tirade. If it's laughter that prevents someone from speaking coherently, that is Corpsing. 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 (played by Gale Gordon) was frequently reduced to this after suffering an interminable Chain of Corrections with the title characters.
  • Our Miss Brooks: Mr. Conklin, on occasion (also portrayed by Gale Gordon). The following except is from the episode "Clay City English Teacher":
    Mr. Conklin: Now, see here Brill. I won't have it. You can't do this. I'll have you...(angrish)
    Mr. Brill: Oh, stop puffing Osgood. You've come to a station.

  • 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 in his stand-up special Bill Cosby: Himself:
    "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 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) 
  • Susan Silsby in The Cat and the Canary.
  • 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'. Pretty eloquent by Angrish standards.
  • Invoked by Callahan 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!
  • A character in Judith Thompson's Lion In The Streets says to another character, if memory serves, "shut up, you fat!"
  • 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!"

    VISIAAAA NOVAAAAA! (Visual Novels) 
  • 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 ATOM GRRRL!!, this happens to Jessica and Anna, seemingly traumatized by dissolving the cop's corpse. Jessica starts muttering the lyrics to "Amazing Grace".
  • 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 is mashing on the keyboard.
  • In Double Homework, when Dennis attacks the protagonist for his video game addiction and the girls in his class defend him, the player has a choice that gets this response out of Dennis.
  • 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.
  • Decidedly not played for laughs in Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star. In the final chapter, everybirdy's rooms on the titular Holiday Star have pictures books telling their personal stories through fable-like tales. However, Kazuaki's simply consists of angry scribbles and a drawing of a quail being thrown into a fire. This is down to the King recognizing him as Hitori Uzune, his former best friend who betrayed him and left him for dead instead of fulfilling their Suicide Pact.



Alternative Title(s): Aposiopesis


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