Best Wishes from Captain Haddock

Of all the delights of reading Tintin, one of the best has to be the expletives by Captain Haddock. Hergé‘s brilliant tip-toing around the delicate nature of censorship and common decency certainly adds to an already entertaining series.

Haddock is a great character and, in many ways, more realistic and human than any others in the series. Aside from the drinking and smoking, I can certainly relate to him. As an individual with many, many flaws, I’m at least trying to be a better person, damnit!

Since Wikipedia, in its infinite wisdom, declared that his list of curses was non-encyclopedic in nature, I’ve taken the liberty of replicating them here. Credits go to the Tintinologist and David Brooks.

Merry Christmas and a happy cursing!

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  • Baboons!
  • Baby-snatchers!
  • Bagpipers!
  • Bald-headed budgerigar!
  • Bandits!
  • Bashi-bazouks!
  • Bath-tub Admiral!
  • Beast!
  • Belemnite!
  • Billions of billious barbecued blue blistering barnacles!
  • Billions of Billious Blue Blistering Barnacles!
  • Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles!
  • Black beetles!
  • Black Marketers! Blackamoor!
  • Blackbird!
  • Blackguards!
  • Blistering Barnacles!
  • Blistering blundering birdbrain!
  • Bloodsuckers!
  • Blue blistering barnacles!
  • Blue Blistering Bell-Bottomed Balderdash!
  • Blunderbuss!
  • Bodysnatcher!
  • Bootlegger!
  • Borgia!
  • Bougainvillea!
  • Brat!
  • Breathalyser!
  • Brigands!
  • Brutes!
  • Bucaneers!
  • Bully!
  • Butcher!

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  • Fancy-dress Facist!
  • Fancy-dress Fatima!
  • Fatfaces!
  • Filibusters!
  • Fourlegged Cyrano!
  • Freshwater swabs!
  • Fuzzy wuzzy!

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  • Raggle taggle ruminants!
  • Rapscallion!
  • Rats!
  • Rhizopods!
  • Roadhogs!

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