|Now, before the mods have a fit, this thread will remain clean
I just want to know what everyone thinks about swearing in Star Wars. Personally, I really don't like it. I have nothing against real life swearing (within a limit) but in Star Wars it really annoys me.
First of all, the swear words sound stupid. "Kriff" does not sound like a release of anger. I'll try to keep this thread PG-13, but when your massive document gets deleted or you get injured, dropping an f-bomb almost melts into a scream. A prolonged "eee" does not really come as easily. I'm not really sure on the levels of badness of Star Wars swear words, but "kriff" would work as a short conscious, under the breath note-to-self, not a yell of helplessness and desperation, because that's what swearing is; you don't know how to express your anger, so you swear.
Secondly, they kind of alienate of from the books. In the middle of a tense situation, and you're cycling through all the possibilities, them someone says "frizz" you think "oh... that sounds silly" and I fail to take it seriousy for a bit. But maybe that's just me.
I prefer it when they call each other kath hounds or whatever, that sounds more believable.
Also, I just feel that Star Wars isn't really the place for swearing. It just doesn't fit. It's hard to explain.
Mods, he this is a bit too strong for the forums, feel free to remove it. Or should I put it in spoiler tags with a warning?
As a Mod I'll let this thread slide for now.
I personally enjoy the swearing in my SW. I was very bummed when they pulled the word Frak out of Deceived. (it was in the ARC)
As for Kriff. it's just the work Frik which is a more polite F-bomb. I in fact use Kriffin a lot! I grew up in a family of Loggers and Sailors and Dairy Farmers, swearing is just what the "guys do" in my family. Sure you judge a group/ situation before flying off with a litany of swear words. I kind of miss Sithspawn and Sithspit. but then again those kind of died out fast. The one that irks me to a point if Blast. Blast doesn't seem like a bad word to me. So in that regards I feel you Dannik. Like Frak, the word needs to feel bad. Like with Firefly they made words like Goram, and Rutter. Swearing / slang will always be around in some form or fashion because it's just that; slang. The only reason we see swearing as "foul language" is because the royalty saw themselves above their peasant workers and didn't want their children speaking like the commoners. In fact it's almost surprising more of the SWEU planets aren't playing with local variants of words.
Like some authors will go so far as to say the character swore in many languages without giving us the words.
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