In chapter 9 of The Alloy of Law, Wayne apparently curses with the word “Blarek.” Is this fictional slang, or is it some random mythological figure or something (like how “Ruin” is a curse) on Scadrial?

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    Unless someone has a more definite answer, I'm inclined to interpret "blarek" as more of a disgust sound, like yuck or blah. Just kind of a weird noise to express distaste. Though it's a pretty weird one if that's what Sanderson was going for.
    – Alarion
    May 26, 2019 at 20:21
  • Anothet reason I don't think it's a standard curse on Scadrial is that it's the only instance of blarek in the book. Sanderson is a pretty good world builder. It wouldn't be like him to drop that and never pick it up a again. He uses the other curses enough that you come to understand what a character is expressing when they say "ruin".
    – Alarion
    May 26, 2019 at 20:24
  • I suspect it's just a "Wayne-ish" onomatopoeic expletive more than anything else
    – fbstj
    May 28, 2019 at 10:26


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