15 of Pop-Culture’s Most Insulting and Offensive Outbursts of Gibberish
Everyone gets angry sometimes. We live in an absurd, maddening time, and it’s a miracle there’s ever a moment to feel any emotion other than white-hot rage.
But it’s a powerful thing, anger. It transcends sensible decision-making, gets in the way of social mores and sometimes makes the bit of our brains that usually form words instead form garbled, unintelligible noises — single-syllable ejaculations of distilled fury. The most eloquent, erudite, articulate of individuals can be reduced to an inhuman wreck, barking like a pissed-off seal. The Simpsons’ Moe Szyslak refers to it as “choking on his own rage.”
It happens a lot in the kind of movies and TV shows where, even if the plot absolutely demands that one character call another a fucking asshole, they can’t. Instead, an incoherent, angry series of meaningless umbrage-noises suffices.