Comedy Central’s bawdy animated show South Park about a group of boys growing up in a small Colorado town comes from the minds of perpetual children Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Through the years the duo has harnessed their creation into a multimillion-dollar empire. But any linguist will tell you, that’s the least of what they’ve done. Since its debut in 1997, South Park has contributed greatly to the American lexicon. Read on as we introduce you to the best 10 South Park slang terms of the last 13 years.
“Green Apple Splatters”
The Urban Dictionary defines the “green apple splatters” as “acute diarrhea” that is “of an explosive nature.” The reference was popularized by everyone’s favorite homophobe-homosexual Mr. Garrison in the first season episode “Death.” This episode is the one where Stan’s grandfather tries to enlist the boys to kill him upon celebrating yet another birthday. Garrison believes Kenny McCormick has given him the flu and complains of having a case of the green apple splatters as a result.
There’s a lot of debate online as to exactly what “muff cabbage” means. The obvious take is that it is a derogatory term used to describe malodorous lady parts. However, some have speculated that it only sounds like “muff cabbage” because of the thick Jersey accents, which were subjected to ridicule during season 14’s spoof of the Jersey Shore crew. This viewpoint is certainly not as popular, but feels that the characters may be saying, “Ma f’n garbage.” Given Parker and Stone’s other contributions—read on—we tend to side with the first camp.
This one is a little more obvious. In the 2000 episode “Do the Handicapped Go to Hell,” Eric Cartman preaches that, “It’s a man’s obligation to stick his boneration in a woman’s separation; this sort of penetration will increase the population of the younger generation.” We’re pretty confident that no further explanation is needed. Surprising insight from the boy who was once tricked in to sucking semen through a hose blind-folded…
The term was coined as a spoof of the film Spies Like Us when Dan Aykroyd informed Chevy Chase that a “dickfir” was something you “peed with.” In South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999), the Mole asks Stan if he has the “buttfor.” Stan asks what a “buttfor” is. “For pooping, silly,” the Mole replies. Usually, English convention shortens words, but South Park went against the grain this time, taking the concise term for “derriere,” and turning it into what is essentially a knock-knock joke.
In episode 64 of South Park, “The Wacky Molestation Adventure,” writer-director Trey Parker once again goes the obvious route with the term “molestering.” According to the episode, accusations of “molestering” are a good way to get rid of your parents for a weekend—or 5-10, whichever a jury decides.
A couric is a unit of measurement for weighing excrement. It is equal to about 2.5 pounds of crap. Named in honor of newsperson Katie Couric, the term was coined during season 11, episode 9. U2’s Bono was a long-time holder of the record until it was discovered that Bono actually is crap. Randy Marsh, Stan’s dad, became the new champion dumper with a crap weighing 8.6 courics, or 21.5 pounds.
Watching the childbirth video will never be the same when you hear the boys discover what mung is in season three, episode 17. Described as “the stuff that comes out when you push down on a pregnant woman’s stomach.” Nice.
Having trouble getting ahead on the basketball court? You may want to consider having one of these operations, which report to make you “blacker, taller, and better at basketball.” A negroplasty was first performed on the 2005 episode, “Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina.” Kyle was the recipient.
Are you pale-skinned? Do you have red hair and freckles? Then according to Eric Cartman in episode 136 of the long-running series, you are a ginger. This episode was maligned by the media for what it deemed an insensitive portrayal of people with red hair.
This term is an alien word substitute from the planet Marklar for any noun or pronoun. Using “marklar” in a sentence would sound something like this: “Twas the Marklar before Marklar and all through the Marklar, not a Marklar was stirring; not even a Marklar.”
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