SpongeBob SquarePants

List of Bikini Bottomite phrases

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People living in Bikini Bottom have been seen saying unique phrases throughout the SpongeBob SquarePants series. Here is a list of the main ones.

Bikini Bottomite phrase Usage
Tartar sauce! Alternative to swear words
Kelp-for-brains name-calling
Barnacles! Alternative to swear words
Barnaclehead (version of knucklehead) name-calling
Fishpaste! Alternative to swear words
Neptune! Blasphemous swear
Shrimp Alternative to swear words
Jumping Jellyfish! Exclamation
Neanderthal name-calling
Coral Slang for Cool
Bottom feeder name-calling


  • Mr. Krabs: 'Armor Abs Krabs' can't show up at the reunion like this. All pink and soft and unmanly. I'm all flab and no ab! [sobs]'
  • SpongeBob: Barnacles!
  • Mr. Krabs: SpongeBob!
  • SpongeBob: Sorry about the foul language, Mr. Krabs, but you're acting like there never was a man in that shell. The Krabs of his navy days was fearless. He wouldn't let something as insignificant as a missing shell slow him down.

Quote taken from Shell of a Man

  • Sandy: That's a good idea! Use the children to crawl into small places you couldn't normally reach.
  • Frank: [whispering to Sadie Rechid] This is a load of barnacles.
  • Sandy: I heard that!! No one's going anywhere until we find SpongeBob!

Quote taken from Prehibernation Week

  • SpongeBob: Aww, tartar sauce! [shuts door]

Quote taken from Naughty Nautical Neighbors

  • Squidward: That's not what I meant, you barnaclehead!

Quote taken from Dying for Pie

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