Seeking alternatives to cursing

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

  1. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    "Son of a dog!" is one I use.

    That and "fish poops". A genericized form of "bass turds", if you know what I mean...
     
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    The latest one I came up with was: durg nurbit instead of dag nabbit. But I guess you can use either one.
     
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    I really never found the need to use profanity. And now that I'm playing in the church's praise team, it makes life even easier.
    ps: counting to 10, or whatever your numerical range is, can help.
     
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    I watched a movie some years back, don't remember the name, but this guy with a thick accent when pissed at someone would call them a Fargin Icehole. I think you get where he was going.
     
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    You son of a bastage... that was Johnny Dangerously. :D
     
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    Louie CK referred to people using the F-word as the "F-word" as them removing it from their lips and having him have to replicate it in his brain instead. Spot on, and not fair, really

    So instead of swearing or finding surrogate paraphrasing, just grow your character and spare the rest of us.
     
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    As an atheist, I had to stop and ask myself why was I cussin by saying this or that -- it made no sense.

    Different cultures can use very different sources of curse words. What Quebecers used to use is quite interesting.
     
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    Why do you hate the Irish? ;)

    Really, you might as well tell them to abandon poetry and music.
     
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    Or construction contractors, and subcontractors. I learned more words in two or three summers as a college student working part-time than my VERY profane father taught me in my entire life.

    My much-younger girlfriend threatens to teach me some more. God love her, she is former Army, well educated and well read, and has a good job today as a pharmacy buyer for a hospital. However, her language is atrocious even compared to my experiences in my misspent youth :eek:. Our kids have just begun to explore the fringes of it; I want to tell them there's no future there ;).

    I try my best to avoid bad language these days, but it isn't easy once that habit is formed.

    Edit: If you want to learn to curse all over again, rescue yourself a Lab mix puppy, about 2-3 months old, when you're 54, and housebreak him and all that. I can't afford to die; Flash won't be mature until June of 2020, according to the Internet-- and I have to keep him from eating something that could kill him. :lol::lol:
    But I might still curse for a few months!
     
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    Farging ice holes
    bastages

    My French Canadian Grandmother would exclaim "Summuma Bits" loosly taken to an english translation ...you get it

    for myself i let it fly with very creative word combinations, and how many times an explicative can be utilized before a period!

    http://www.openculture.com/2017/07/people-who-swear-are-more-honest-than-those-who-dont.html
     
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    Love the Irish, actually.

    I have nothing against vulgarity per se, it just rubs me the wrong way when people pretend not have cursed when they really have. Just spell it out or grow character will ya now.
     
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    True, after all it's only vibrations sent through the air.
     
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    ...and negativity.
     
  14. unixfish

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    I use "What the filth?" all the time as well.
     
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    Big FZ fan here, & not to nitpick too closely, but Howlin' Wolf.
     
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    "Who put pineapple juice in my pineapple juice?"
     
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    Minchia, pronouced minkya, it's Sicilian. My Italian friends always used to say this, but I don't really know what it means. I think it's a reference to your sex organ.
     
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    I personally think he should just have grown some character and taken them snakes on as they came.
     
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    One thing we haven't address is the context.

    I'm clumsy. I knocked over a row of mugs and they exploded on the kitchen floor. More out of surprise than anything else a choice word jumped out of my mouth. My wife took me to task. I asked what word I could use instead and she said nothing -- she would not have said anything. What a zen state!

    On the other hand I often overhead guys (many guys) talking like this:

    So I f'n told him what the f are you f'n doing that f'n screwdriver. It's f'n not a f'n chisel so f'n don't f'n using it like a f'n chisel. F! That's what I f'n told him.

    That just makes you sound like the poorly educated.
     
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