Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Sep 2008, 14:16 p.m.

What The...

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2008 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Associated Press, do not tell me there is a 2-minute YouTube video of random sitcoms using "frak" and then forget to provide the link! YouTube's search evidently thinks I'm misspelling "freak," possibly because I am seventies disco band Chic inventing "Le Freak".


03 Sep 2008, 17:11 p.m.

I think they mean this one.

03 Sep 2008, 18:35 p.m.

I feel as though more is promised, though:

"Its usage has moved from the small but fervent group of 'Galactica' fans into everyday language. It's shown up in very mainstream shows like 'The Office,' 'Gossip Girl' and 'Scrubs.' One YouTube posting has 2 minutes of sound bites that cover the gamut."