Swearing in Trek
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Join Date: Dec 2012
02-15-2013, 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by
Also quite acceptable is ... "Double dumb-ass on you"
Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?
The shows are restricted by broadcast standards, but I think it feels about right for Starfleet officers. These are very erudite characters with an education that'd make present-day Oxford look like kindergarten, living in an idealistic society with no concept of poverty or crime. Even if the shows were on a premium channel, I wouldn't expect most of them to swear any more than they already do: their language seems tame by our standards, but their whole culture is much tamer than ours, so it makes sense. If a Trek story deals with another layer of Federation society, though, like mercenaries or colonists, they might drop a lot more bombs. Still, if you want the story to sound Trekkish, I'd suggest swapping anything stronger than hell or damn with Klingon. I'm not sure what "go screw yourself" is in Klingon, but I'll bet it gets the point across.
Edit: Apparently it's "jaH ngagh tlhej SoH'egh." That could come in handy sometime...
Last edited by sparklysoldier; 02-15-2013 at