2006/03/19

"Frack" Enters the Vernacular

OK, I'll admit it. I love Battlestar Galactica. So much in fact that I create blog posts in honor of it. I love the characters, the stories, the visuals, and I'm not alone. Apparently we BG lovers are a pretty influential group, because--FRACKIN' A-- the language of BG is entering the vernacular.

Salon had a piece this morning that used the word "mind-frack", and the Washington Times preprinted a UPI story with "Fracking" in the title. So I guess "frack" is an acceptable substitute for "fuck" when you think that the latter might be inappropriate. I've heard "FRACK!" on the streets. Haven't heard "frack you" yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

Here's the thing though, BG is a fracking TV show, and "frack" is a made-up word. Think maybe we need to pull the fracking head!

9 Comments:

I was thinking of switching from "feck" to "frack" myself.

It's going to a long, hard haul to make it to October. Tried watching Dr. Who as a substitute. I think I cried a little, it was so bad. What will I do? Watch the re-runs? How are you going to cope?

Hey, that "one year later" twist was perfect. The writing for that show is so fracking good!

As for made-up words, aren't they all?
When it enters the dictionary, as D'oh has, then I think it's something to talking about, otherwise, you're out of your fracking mind!
Frack, I've been using that since the 1980s.
And Dr. Who- How DARE they try??? HOW FRACKING DARE THEY???


Sorry Froggy, this weekend has been very busy with anniversary of occupation OOPS I MEAN LIBERATION activities... I will be your devoted fan again this week. Just soooo frackin busy.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=frack

Urban Dictionary seems to indicate it's been around for awhile.
I have used FACK for a couple of years now when I sense a need to be nice..or at the very least to be without "fuck" in my colorful language skills :P
It's going to a long, hard haul to make it to October.

Julien, no truer words!

Lily, the Doctor Who adaption looks like it's going to be a mess. To much glitz and CG. Though I'm not a Dr. Who fan, the whole thing to me seemed to be about the "cheezy-brit sci-fi" feel.
It's going to a long, hard haul to make it to October.

Julien, no truer words!

Lily, the Doctor Who adaption looks like it's going to be a mess. To much glitz and CG. Though I'm not a Dr. Who fan, the whole thing to me seemed to be about the "cheezy-brit sci-fi" feel.
I've been friggin' and frackin' all mornin'.

Add a comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link