Oaths and Profanity

Battlestar Galactica oaths and expressions with reference to Episode or Book.

ASTRUM: Anatomical reference. “We’re sitting dead on our astrums.” [LL]

BARGE LICE: Lowlife scum. [GOIPZ]

BARGE RATS: Scum. [GOIPZ]

BLACK SHIRT: A security officer [BE]

BORAYS: Bipedal sentient pigs. Also, the dregs of humanity. [P, TMW]

BORK: A nasty person. [TMW]

CRASSIDY: A slur. [TMW]

DAGGIT DRIVEL: Garbage. BS. [TYL]

EQUINE’S ASTRUM: A horse’s butt. [TMW9L]

FELGERCARB: The “s” word. BS.

FIRST ORBIT CADET: An incompetant. [TLP]

FRAK: The “f” word.

GOLL-MONGING: “em f-wording”. [LL]

GRID RATS: Scum. Prisoners. [GOIPZ]

HADES HOLE: Dammit!

MODOCKER: An ornery beast? Possibly a substitute for “em eff”. [LL]

MONG-RAKING: “em f-wording”. [LL] (see a pattern yet?)

NOMEN: can be used as a slur. [TMW9L, BE]

OVINER: a country bumpkin [TLW]

POGEES: Vulgar term. Part of the phrase “blow the pogees out of…” [TLP,
LL]

SAGAN: The Ninth Lord of Kobol, leader of the Exodus. Part of the phrase,
“for Sagan’s sake…” [LPOTG, THOG]

SNITRAD: A derogatory term. [GFE]

SOCIALATOR: can be used as a slur. [P]

TIN CAN: Cylon. [TYL]

TIN HEADS: Cylons. [LL]

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Code:

[BE – “Baltar’s Escape”]

[GFE – “Greetings From Earth]

[GOIPZ – “Gun On Ice Planet Zero”]

[LL – “The Living Legend”]

[P – Premiere Episode (aka “Saga Of A Star World”)]

[THOG – “The Hand Of God”]

[TMW – “The Magnificent Warriors”]

[TMW9L – “The Man With Nine Lives”]

[TLP – “The Long Patrol”]

[TLW – “The Lost Warrior”]

[TYL – “The Young Lords”]