I detest the gorram symbols that disinfect profanity. What makes s#@t better than shit, when in fact everyone, even small children, know that you just wrote shit? Even Chaucer, with a slight spelling variation, just wrote shit. I believe in good anglo-saxon swearing, good norman-the-conquerer swearing, and especially good sci-fi swearing à la Joss Whedon. Hence, “gorram,” you hoe-tze duh pee-goo.
[Per Youswear.com, gorram is a corruption of “god damn,” and “hoe-tze duh pee-goo” roughly translates to “monkey butt” in the bastardized Chinese of the ‘verse. Shiney.]