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Firefly’s 15 Best Chinese Curses (and How to Say Them)

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6) Filthy Fornicators of Livestock
喝畜生雜交的髒貨 ・ Huh choo-shung tza-jiao duh tzang-huo

As a clergyman, Shepherd Book is usually denied the use of the kind of innovative vulgarity the rest of the crew enjoys. Sometimes, however, a particular sight inspires even a man of the cloth to throw down with the best obscenity slingers.

Book offers this exclamation in response to crime boss Adelai Niska’s reprehensible act of sending the Serenity’s crew their kidnapped Captain’s severed ear.

Fun fact: the Firefly-Serenity Pinyinary offers translations of not only the entire phrase, but of the component words. We mention this in case anyone might be wondering if this translation is simply a more polite way of saying “Dirty Cow Fuckers”.

It isn’t. Foreign languages are fun, huh?

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