In the tradition of mid-winter sadomasochism, people all over the world will wake up on January 1st with a renewed force of will to cease unsavory habits and hate themselves while trying.
While some will attempt to stanch years of deeply embedded compulsions during the most depressing month of the year, others will try to adopt more accessible behaviors, like reading more, improving their vocabulary, or limiting profanity. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your personal argot, SF can help! With words like ‘frak’ and ‘frell,’ sci-fi TV and movies have added a few new words to the pop culture lexicon, but speculative fiction novelists are the master coiners.
Is your New Year’s Resolution to quit cussing or spice up your vocabulary? Try these SF-inspired expletives on for size! Continue reading