Battlestar Galactica’s explicative Frak is spreading beyond geek speak.
I heard it again today, “Frak,” yes there it is again. On this Wednesday’s Criminal Minds, Penelope Garcia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit’s Technician. Yes, OK she is a nerd and she would know were the word came from, but still, “Frak” is taking off. This last Monday, on May 12, on The Big Bang Theory’s episode “The Plimpton Stimulation,” Howard, after being propositioned by Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton, a cosmological physicist from Princeton University, exclaims “What the Frak!” Last year on 30 Rock, Salma Hyack wore a “What The Frak” shirt and refers to it. It is my firm belief that the word Frak will become television’s favorite explicative within the next few years.