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What words do you use to replace swearing?

Asked by takeachance (701points) April 22nd, 2011

What words do you use, instead of swearing?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t generally but if I must I say ‘fudging flamingoes’.

lalaland1994's avatar

I don’t, ever. Haha it’s quite bad actually, I’ll swear in front of teachers or my boss and be like oooops. But, I try to replace crap with shit/fuck :P

KateTheGreat's avatar

If I can’t abruptly swear were I’m at, I’ll usually just say the first few syllables of the word. Such as “FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU” for “fuck”.


“For crying out loud!”

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t use swear words at all. When something happens I just say “Oh NO” or “OUCH”.

FluffyChicken's avatar

Fuck that!

Just kidding. If I’m around kids or old farts or at work, I try to use fooey, darn, shoot. also, poo. Mostly poo.

FluffyChicken's avatar

As In “oh poo, I forgot to capitalize, and now it’s too late to edit.”

fundevogel's avatar

I accidentally said “fluthermucker” the other day.

FluffyChicken's avatar

@fundevogel I’m going to steal that. Hope you don’t mind.

SABOTEUR's avatar


shego's avatar

I use son of a fish, and mother smurpher.
But I am still asked to refrain from cursing.
That shit is hard, I quite smoking, so my mouth runs marathons.

fundevogel's avatar

@FluffyChicken It was a gaffe on my part, I didn’t coin it. There used to be a user here by that name
but I think he was a troll.

Cruiser's avatar

I don’t…I just let ‘er rip! But it’ll cost you a dollar if you do. Money goes towards fun stuff like take out or movies. We eat a lot of pizza and see a lot of movies!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t either and do what @Cruiser does.I paid off my house in 2 weeks with my swear jar.;)

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille You will have that 1932 Cord in no time!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Cruiser I know! I just bought the !#$% tires last night! XD

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille You must have been playing golf yesterday!! If we played 18 holes you would be able to afford the whole car!! XD

dxs's avatar

I don’t really swear unless I’m really angry or just telling a joke. I never really say the really bad ones like the “f” or” c” word, although shit the “s” word is one I get caught saying a lot, especially when I drop things.
@KatetheGreat FFUUU?

aprilsimnel's avatar

There are some places where I cannot let ‘er rip, and at those times and places I use phooey, fudge, shoot, darn, frickin’ fracken’, and horse pucky. I never use the C word, so I don’t have a euphemism for that one.

In my mind, though, John Cleese is the king. Doesn’t have to use a “bad” word once and still gets it across: ”You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds, squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker’s cuss about the struggling artist… YOU EXCREMENT!

filmfann's avatar

I have a potty mouth, and have nearly set people on fire with the words I occasionally spray.
Often, though, I will just rattle out sounds. It almost sounds like another language.
The important thing is not to hold all that anger inside.

ucme's avatar

Only when in earshot of the kids. On the rare occasions I do forget myself, only one syllable pops out. Soon to be replaced with OWWWWWWW!!!!! The wife’s reflexes are truly remarkable :¬(

Aethelwine's avatar

I use darnit and fudge when my little one is around. She hears enough of the other from my husband. ;)

jerv's avatar

I generally find that sort of censorship to be dishonest, so I rarely substitute words. However, I occasionally use homonyms like “firk” and “sheet”, though they are a poor substitute when I really need to shout “flaming horse cocks!” or a good old “Fuck!” to vent and actually feel better.

Berserker's avatar

I rarely make any effort to replace swear words, and when I do, it’s a feeble attempt at best, using words such as heck, crap or ’‘frickin’’.
In French, there are also toned down versions of cuss words. Osti=estic, calisse=caline, tabarnak=tabarnouche and so forth.

I have always wanted to get into the habit of saying stuff like, zounds! fiddlesticks, curses or damnation lol, but it never seems to work.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Dag Nabbit!

Aster's avatar

God bless America!
”...this blasted thing….”
Crapola !

Berserker's avatar

@hawaii_jake Lol dag nabbit is cool.

Kardamom's avatar

Oh Poo!


Oh Craaaaaaaaaa ! (never put the p on the end)

Flippin’ A !

You effen effer!

Ding dang it!

Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiii ! (never put the t on the end of it)


Oh shiza!

Fer chripe sakes!


You big mo fo!

Are you effen kidding me? You big douche-bag!

That stupid be-atch!

What a douche-nik!

What a nimrod!

What an A-hole!

What a dick weed!

What an ass wipe!

What a big effen corn-holio!

meiosis's avatar

Why use euphemisms? As long as swearing is used intelligently and doesn’t merely pepper your conversation willy-nilly, it’s a useful and indeed necessary tool in one’s vocabulary. To never swear is to be impoverished.

dxs's avatar

How do you take the “f” out of “way”?

BeccaBoo's avatar

‘frickin pants’ or when the kids are about just ‘pants’

YARNLADY's avatar

I just discovered what I use. Here’s the story. I put a sharp knife in the dishwasher tableware basket. It stuck in there when I tried to take it out. I pulled very hard and it popped loose, with the force of my pull, I sliced my hand.

Now I yelled “OH, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD”. That is apparently my default swear word.

Dutchess_III's avatar


Dutchess_III's avatar

Sofa King, Sofa King, I am Sofa King Wee Todd It. (READ IT LOUD!!!)

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m OK, really, it was just a small slice, and the kids loved putting the band-aid on it for me.

Now I have a new story. Hubby is home for the week. He tried to take some soda out of the refrigerator and a glass jam jar fell out and broke. He yelled “AAARRRUUUUGGGGG”. That is his default swear word.

Oh, wait, he’s cleaning it up now and I hear a lot of “Hummmppppfffff” going on, interspersed with Uh Huh, SIGH.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@YARNLADY Say it! Say it really loud so your husband can hear you! Sofa King, Sofa King, I am Sofa King Wee Todd It!

Why can’t men take care of little things like that without making such a self serving, poor me racket??

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