Hell or Fel?
My other list of "swear" works includes "frack", "shiet", and "!@#$%^"(aparently it won't let me say that) But that's mainly because that's actually how I'm pronouncing it in real life xD. 'Cause I throw grammar and pronunciation out the window when I'm just talking to hear the lurvely sound of my voice xD .
Other ones I might start using are "blast-ended skank", "!@#$%crux"(oh noes! but that one's funny T-T), and Voldemort's nipple, but those might be too HP for WoW >.>
Also on the nature of a certain four-letter word, I use "Fek" because it fits my character's accenting. Also it's hilarious.
Think of it this way for a moment - hell is an incredibly strong word in real life, because it's either a common theme in numerous religions or else something that's just common knowledge regarding morality... and it's something SEVERE. Eternal torment makes a pretty strong context for the word you utter in frustration.
However, in the Warcraft Universe we have no evidence that the idea of hell is preached in the religion of the Light, which seems to focus more on the present, and inner good/evil rather than eternal judgment. Likewise, there's a lot of other philosophies that don't focus on divine themes and an afterlife at all. As a result, hell could likely be a sort of general term, though still a fairly strong one, for "bad place." This sets up a very strong argument that fel, the corrupting magic that comes from the blood of demons on a cosmic genocide, is a much more fitting swear with how universally it's known and how its effects can be clearly seen in many parts of Azeroth.
(Personally though, my characters don't use typical swear words, and instead make exclamations, usually Light themed. But I find the discussion interesting, and I believe there's arguments that make either swear choice valid. And I can't cite this unfortunately, but I think I recall seeing both used by NPCs... the use of 'fel' being the rare one I don't know where to find, of course. Maybe someone would like to take up my quest and search for that?)
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