Archive for Maledicta

Trek house rules

For a long time, I’ve been intermittently collecting fortune-cookie fortunes that I find entertaining with phrases like in bed or between the sheets added. The other day, Kam came up with a new-to-us variation: adding between the sheets after lines of dialogue in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. I didn’t write down any examples […]


According to Wiktionary, lalochezia is “The use of vulgar or foul language to relieve stress or pain.” Other definitions that I’m seeing online focus on the idea of getting emotional relief from swearing, but I think in the context where I first encountered the word, it was related to experiments that suggest that swearing can […]