Tough Travelling: Creative Cursing

Tough TravellingJoin me each Thursday for some Tough Travelling with the Tough Guide, hosted by Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, we will set out on a quest to track down the biggest tropes and clichés in fantasy fiction.

| Creative Cursing |

New lands, new languages, new things to cuss out.  Nobody in fantasyland cusses in quite the same way though; each world has its own way to yell at the world.

Ahh when it comes to inventive cursing, you could do much worse than delve into a fantasy novel. Who knew the creators of entire worlds would love coming up with new ways to berate, insult and abuse beloved characters so much. If you’re looking for a new way to curse or exclaim at your loved ones, then look no further than:

| 1. |

Merlin’s Beard!

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

| 2. |

Blood and Ashes!

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

| 3. | 

Storm It!

The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

| 4. |


Discworld by Terry Pratchett

| 5. |

Witless Worm!

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Are there any other insults from fantasyland which should have made the list? If you would like to join in with Tough Travelling, head on over to the Fantasy Review Barn and sign up!

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9 thoughts on “Tough Travelling: Creative Cursing

  1. I really should have thought of Sanderson. Nearly all of his books have creative cursing, now that I think about it. I saw someone today mention the new Mistborn books and you mentioned Stormlight Archives. Pretty sure in Steelheart, “Calamity!” was a common exclamation 🙂

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  2. Haha! Great list. The guys curse so much in the Wheel of Times. Blood and bloody ashes! Tomorrow Gritsucker will be stuck in my head. I might as well use it during rush hour on the train.

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