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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

When your parents swore, what were their favored cuss words or phrases?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14353 points ) March 13th, 2012

I am feeling nostalgic for old school exclamations of displeasure.

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JLeslie's avatar

Shit and fuck I think. If memory serves. Pretty sure they have maintained those as their primary curse words.

marinelife's avatar

Goddammit to hell.
Son of a bitch.

chyna's avatar

Dammit to hell. We used to giggle over it.

filmfann's avatar

My Dad used to say “I’ll be go to hell!”
My Mom wouldn’t say shit if she had a mouth full of it.

redfeather's avatar

My parents just recently started swearing and I love it. I told my mom the guy I was dating was 6’5” and she said “are…. You…. Shitting me.” I died laughing

Aethelflaed's avatar

Darn it!

Yeah, they were badass…~

Earthgirl's avatar

My Dad’s favorite was “For cryin’ outloud!”
He also liked “Dammit to hell!”

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Damnit and piss. I couldn’t stand to hear “piss”.

linguaphile's avatar

My mom used combinations of damn and shit for everything. The one I hated the most was “Goddamn it, Lingua…”

gondwanalon's avatar

I don’t recall ever hearing my Mother say cuss words. And she had a very hard life trying to support her three kids alone. I never saw hew cry either.

ucme's avatar

My mother got this one from granny….“You’re like a whore at a bastards christening!!”
Never quite worked out what it meant, but there you go.
Buggerlugs & twatbags were 2 other favourites, honestly it was like living with Mary Poppins.

augustlan's avatar

Oh my mom was full of swears and sort-of-swears. All the usual shits, damns, and fucks, of course, and the occasional “fudgesicle” when in polite company. My favorites though, were always some kind of combo:

Fuck a duck.
Shit on a brick.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
What in the holy hell?
Christ in a handbag.
You smell like a French whorehouse (too much perfume).
God damn it to hell.
Jesus motherfucking Christ.

Earthgirl's avatar

Augustlan Lol, that’s quite a list! My father was much more restrained. He wouldn“t take the Lord’s name in vain but his delivery was quite heated just the same! The one time I ever heard him use the word shit! my jaw dropped open. He didn’t know anyone was around to hear him not setting a good example.

Cruiser's avatar

Gawwwwd Dammit!!

rojo's avatar

Do not recall my parents swearing much while I was young but in their latter years Dads favorite was “Swine” usially said with venomous intent toward a democratic president on TV.
Moms is “Arsehole” used toward anyone whom she percieves to be disagreeing with her particular outlook; the list of which becomes longer the deeper into dementia she sinks.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My mother never swore very much. An occassional damn was about it. With my father it was usually when he got hurt. You tend to get banged up on a farm. Motherfucker, son of a bitch, bastard and fuck were his staples.

GoldieAV16's avatar

Dad’s favorite was “You have shit for brains.”

I think in this day and age that’s a Class I felony, or something.

cookieman's avatar

mom
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and all the Saints.

dad
Son of a Bitch

@augustlan: I use “Jesus Christ in a Handbag” all the time.

augustlan's avatar

@cprevite I would love to know where that saying came from. I mean, it doesn’t even make sense to me! I still think it’s hilarious, though.

cookieman's avatar

@augustlan: I’m guessing it’s the sister phrase to “Hell in a Handbasket”. You’re right though…it makes no sense.

Speaking of no sense, my Aunt used to say, “Oh, fart in a mitten”.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I use fuckwad a lot when I’m driving. We grow em dumb around here.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@rojo A long way from Texas. Upstate NY. Is that popular in Texas or do you have a lot of crappy drivers too?

rojo's avatar

The latter, I am afraid.

Keep_on_running's avatar

My dad loved saying dummkopf! when I was young, now it’s all fucks and shits.

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