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English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain by Germanic settlers and Roman auxiliary troops from various parts of what is now northwest Germany and the Northern Netherlands. Over the course of history, it established itself as one of humanity's most prominent languages, spoken by billions across Earth. Given its spread, it is perhaps not surprising that when the United Powers League came to power in the twenty-third century, English was designated as the common language of the planet. The UPL banned other languages.[1]

Future EnglishEdit

In the Koprulu Sector, the English language is sometimes referred to as "Terran".[2] A few words and phrases have found their way into the language that do not originate from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries:


A few words and phrases are found in the future that would not be found in our own time, many of them originating from the Gutter.[3] These include:

  • Boscrap (analogous to "bullshit" or "bullcrap")[4]
  • Curve (seemingly the equivalent of "broad". Meant in a derogatory sense)[5]
  • Fekkhead (general insult)[6]
  • Fekk(ing) (General curse word)[7]
  • Fekklehead (someone who is crazy/stupid)[8]
  • Flick (alternate term for "fornicate". Considered to be just as offensive.)[5]
  • Fog (alternate term for "confuse"; a person who is confused is "fogged")[5]
  • Fringe-squib (derogatory term for a Fringe Worlder)[9]
  • Habhead (derogatory term used to described someone addicted to the drug hab)[5]
  • Hot shot (slang term for Uranium-238 shots)[10]
  • Hydra (short term for hydralisk)[10]
  • Jarbrain (derogatory term for a marine)[6]
  • Muta (short term for mutalisk)[10]
  • Panbrain (someone who has undergone neural resocialization, or is just plain stupid)[5]
  • Panbrained (past tense to describe neural resocialization, or a form of insanity)[5]
  • Rats (Dominion Marine Corps slang for rations)[7]
  • Resoc (shortened term for neural resocialization. Also used to describe someone who has undergone the process)[11]
  • Scan me (as in "read me" or "understand me")[5]
  • Slike (common derogatory term)[5]
  • Warp-rat (an individual who tends to warp engines)[9]
  • X-factor (marine shorthand for skilled snipers)[12]


Alternate terms have emerged for keeping track of time, although the 21st century terms are still used. These include:


  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  3. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 1416-55083-6.
  4. Maxwell, Matthew. "The Teacher." (Feb. 20, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: The Teacher Accessed 2013-02-20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7134-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Zahn, Timothy (November 8, 2016). StarCraft: Evolution. Del Rey Books. ISBN 0425284735.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Waugh, James. "Changeling." (November 18, 2009). Blizzard Entertainment. Changeling: A Short Story by James Waugh Accessed 2009-11-18.
  8. Irvine, Alex. "“Great One”." (April 11, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Great One Accessed 2013-04-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Neilson, Micky (December 18, 2000). StarCraft: Uprising. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-1898-0 (eBook).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Giffen, Keith and Simon Furman (w), Federico Dallocchio (p, i), Milen Parvanov (col). "StarCraft: Issue 1" StarCraft 1 (1) (May 27, 2009) DC Comics (Wildstorm).
  11. Hickman, Tracy (May 21, 2002). StarCraft: Speed of Darkness. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04150-9.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  13. Neilson, Micky. "StarCraft: Hybrid." Amazing Stories 601 (Spring 2000): 70-75.

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