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Can you swear without swearing?

Asked by critter1982 (4120points) February 4th, 2012

So in an effort to become a better person I have begun the process of trying to eliminate all swear words from my vocabulary. This is also partially because my 1 year old son has begun mocking me. So I’ve decided that a middle ground to this end of all swear words is to swear without using swear words but rather than using words my grandmother used to say like crud or poop, I’d prefer to use ones that actually sound more like the real thing. I find this still helps to alleviate frustration, like a real swear word does. For example instead of saying “what the hell”, say “what-a-ell” or instead of saying “Get the hell out of here”, say “Get the hey outta here”. Thanks for the help and my 1 year old’s future vocabulary thanks you.

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