August 3rd, 2006


O Brave New World, That Has Such Web Pages In It!

Ganked from groovitude is Wikipedia's List of Fictional Expletives. It has made-up curses from Beavis and Butthead, Battlestar Galactica, Johnny Dangerously, Discworld, and even "cakesniffer" from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. I've only skimmed it so far, and have only found one thing missing: They have "mother father", "Mother Fletcher", "mother-hater", and "motherlover" … but they didn't have "mother" by itself.

"Mother" and "father" are considered highly obscene in Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World, where children are gestated in bottles on assembly lines – a fact which is noted elsewhere on Wikipedia. Someone had read A Brave New World, however, since "Ford" (from that novel) made the list.

Anyway, I just added those to the list. My first Wikipedia edit. And there was much rejoicing.