Syfy (ended 2010)
|Sometimes frak is just frak! |
Geez, what the frak's the problem anyway?
Even Commander Adama frakking says frak sometimes!
He said it on the airwaves to President Roslin when he was stating how he didn't intend to abandon the search for one of his pilots.
I betit gets into the dictionary circa 2010.
|Anyone noticed Frak is never used to replace the F-word in it's literall sense e.g. "Lee wants to 'frak' Starbuck" or "she was a great 'frak'" or "that guy deserved to die for trying to 'frak' Sharon/Boomer". |
I supposed this kind of talk would be out of place but would it be obscene if used in this context?
|Is this an actual swear word (on earth!), or some kind of lame thing they use to replace the more commonly used f-word?|
Starbuck did say to Apollo " you're not still Frakking Dualla" in one episode, I think near the end of season two. Which should count as a literal use, am i think there were some other uses aswell
I often used to use say "frell" from farscape, but since watching BSG have shifted to saying "Frak", occasionally mixed-up words like Freck and Frall...
I was also surprised to here Frak on a recent episode of scrubs, but it has been around a while i guess
"Frak" is a real-life Earth word. Or at least, it is now.
(I, too, use it all the time. More with non-BSG friends than with BSG friends, because they'll definitely look at me like I'm a big old dork.)
As for why it's "frak" instead of "frack" (the original spelling), I remember reading somewhere (sorry, can't recall where, might've been the Battlestar Wiki actually) that the cast and crew of BSG felt that "frak" should be a four letter word, hence the dropping of that "c".
And yeah, as has been stated, it has been used in a literal sense. Starbuck asks Apollo "You're not still frakking Dualla, are you?" and has also said to Anders (recently, 4x03?) that she wants to "frak like the world is ending" (that last one is possibly a paraphrase but she definitely used "frak" in that context and I'm meant to be writing a paper instead of discussing "frak" as a literal term so I'm not going to watch it again right now just to be sure ).
Now, excuse me, I need to write this frakking paper.
One more reason for the BSG folks to find earth in it's present day;
They arrive, they talk to a New Yorker or anyone else prone to cussing who starts hurreling the word F*CK several times to the bewildered looks of the crew until one of them finally get's it and says; "Oh, you mean Frak!"
Sci-fi can get away with it! After all South Park used the "S" word 168 times in that one episode. Even had a counter on the bottom!
(yes, I know it'd be lame in execution, but still an amusing thought)