Lensman, Now With Real Swearing!

Arnold Zwicky’s Goram Motherfrakker! post about fake cuss words reminded me of the last time I read E. E. Smith’s Lensman series. The fake swearing there is of legendary silliness, to the point that it distracts me from the silliness which is essential to the plot. My trick is to substitute my own realistic cursing while reading. You can do it too. Use your imagination. I know you can do better than “she’s a seven sector call-out” even if it is just “check out the ass on that one!” You’ll need to get into a rhythm though, because you will encounter “by Klono’s gadolinium guts!”

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