Up the Long Ladder - What did Danilo say?

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  1. Wingsley

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    In TNG's "Up the Long Ladder", during the final Observation Lounge scene where Wilson Granger (the Mariposan prime minister) first meets Danilo O'Dell (the Bringloidi elder), the two wind up bickering.

    GRANGER
    I'm sorry, Captain. It's out of the question. You're trying to dump your problems on us. We have problems of our own.

    PICARD
    But, don't you understand? The Bringloidi can help you.

    GRANGER
    Look at him! How could we ever integrate THAT into our society?

    O'DELL
    You're no prize, yerself!

    GRANGER
    Primitive, hostile, disruptive! It would require an enormous effort to even educate them.

    O'DELL
    Oh, FORGET IT, Captain Picard! I'm not gonna come in here, with my hat in my hand, begging charity from this ________!

    PICARD
    Now, stop!


    Fill in the blank. What was the missing word that Danilo O'Dell said? Are there any transcriptions on TNG episodes anywhere on the web to confirm it?
     
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  3. Wingsley

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    It doesn't sound like "bastard". It sounds like "blathiscythe".
     
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  5. Wingsley

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    Thanks, Mutai Sho-Rin!

    I think you're on target!