September 2nd, 2008

Frakking Kidding Me - jenahville

'What the Frak?'

The Canadian Press has posted an article, 'What the frak? 'Battlestar Galactica' faux curse seeping into language', and Jamie is quoted in it:

"I have to start by saying that I'm drinking coffee out of a mug that says 'frak off' on the side of it, so much has it seeped into my life," "Galactica" star Jamie Bamber said.

When new series producer Ron Moore first introduced frak in early scripts, Bamber said the actors were dubious. But as writers expanded its use, they caught on to the possibilities.

"I mean why are we not offended by 'frak' because it means exactly the same thing as the other thing?" said Bamber, who plays fighter pilot-turned-president Lee "Apollo" Adama. "So it raises questions about language and why certain words are offensive. Is it their meaning? . . . Clearly it's not their meaning. Clearly it's literally their sound."


It's an interesting read as to how and why this made up word has become so popular and seeped into our language.

ETA: wolfsdrager found that CNN also picked up the story and included a picture of Jamie. Cool. :)