Actually no. I have read most of Harrison's works, I have an original hard cover of Death World around the house somewhere. I am not sure what swear word they were using that you are referencing, but I really haven't reread stainless steel rat in long time. I actually got the name from the guy pictured as my avatar from the movie "Williow'. his name was General Kael, I added the silent 'gh' to lengthen and make it a little more my own.