Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. Today we’re examining “gorram,” a word made popular by Joss Whedon’s sci-fi Western Firefly. In the video above, Stamper explains how Whedon and his writers used language to establish socioeconomic dynamics on the short-lived series, and reveals the origins of “gorram.”