Seeking alternatives to cursing

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bergy, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's

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    ninny-nah-no no
    curses
    great gobble-de-goats
    fire and brimstone
    great green flying hoppy frogs
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    this exclamation is inoperative
    sassafras
     
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  2. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think it's a New England thing, but my sister in law says " Oh sugar!" Instead of " Sh*t!" ( when we visit to RI)

    I, OTOH, ( because I guess I'm just not in many situations where I can't curse) usually let EVERYTHING fly- strong too!

    One exception as I am an Uber driver, will say something mild like " Oh, just shut up!" (Instead of F*CK YOU!) if I get honked at by an a**hole, and I have people on board...
     
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    My father-in-law used to use "fight" as a replacement curse and say that it was "two swear words for the price of one" .
     
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    crikey, or as the Aussies say, croikey.
     
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    Got dandruff and some of it itches ! :rolleyes:

    My crews get complimented frequently. We work in schools over half the time. I have a policy on sounding like a reject on my job site. It seems to be tough in the beginning, but those that stay , catch on. It’s nothing more than showing respect and self control. Two things that I value highly. Even the temporary help pick up on the habit.
     
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    To Bergy and others, the only way to clean your speech is to clean
    your speech. You’re already aware you dropped a bomb so you’re aware enough not to drop it again. The way not to have an accident is to clean up your day to day language. There’s nothing wrong with profanity but it’s regular use lessens it’s impact, both to the speaker and those spoken to. I never use profanity in the workplace. Cleaning up my language at home was more difficult because my wife makes Mrs Wolowitz sound mild mannered. I don’t find substitute words as effective as just cleaning up my speech.
     
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    My father swears by "Judas Priest" or just "Judas"
     
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    I like your "sweet home Alabamba" - that one qualifies as a curse for sure.
    Like to add:
    - "Gordon Bennett"
    - "screaming Jesus on a rollercoaster"
    - "Raasclaat"
     
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  10. Greggorios

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    Yes, that's an old one. I clearly remember both my mother and grand mother using it. Remember, "ladies" don't swear...God damn it!
     
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    This...
     
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    I teach RnR history and Am culture in a college. I curse when I really want to make a point. It really connects the intensity of the point I'm making and kinda lightens up the vibe in the class nicely. It ain't rocket science, it's only RnR. F'in eh......
     
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    God do I love you Brits. Great humor and a wonderful command of the Queen's english. :)
     
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    sweet fancy moses - seinfeld
     
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    I'm of the opinion it is because the people that make the test for evaluating smartness don't know anything more than swear words.
     
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    I started using the following after the birth of my daughter:

    Chicken Pants

    Cuss Word

    Cussin’ (As in, “You cussin’ idiot!” Or “Are you cussin’ with me? Cuz I’ll cuss you up!”)

    Rhino Snot

    Shiitake Mushrooms

    Son of a Gun

    To the chagrin of my wife, I still use “B*stard” in extreme situations, but I’m working on that.

    The funny thing is, I’ve always talked in my sleep, and my wife said I now use those Fake Cuss Words in my sleep, too.
     
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    I don't mind that I curse out loud, what bothers me is that I will curse in my mind, at times
     
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    Guyshdurn ! Geewillikers ! Ah fishsticks ! Dagburnitt !
    Ah Facryinoutloud !
     
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    The alternative to cursing is... not cursing.

    The words are almost irrelevant. It’s the heart that is spilling out (from all of us.)
     
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