Seeking alternatives to cursing

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

  1. Rjelecaster

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    Nothing wrong with that either.
     
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    As a non Irish person living in Ireland, I have learned to embrace "'feck" and ''fecking" as widely accepted mild imprecations that do not cause offence in most company, despite being used interchangeably with similar more notorious expletives.
     
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    and mild-mannered, compared to the Irish

    but in their case, I think deep down they’re just taking revenge on their Irish Catholic upbringing
     
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    Why would deliberate blasphemy be more acceptable than swear words? o_O
     
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    My 4-year old son's favorites?

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    Are you looking for the kinds of things we say when are frustrated or in sudden pain? Or do you want the kinds of words we would hurl at someone?
     
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    As a kid, my dad would try really hard not to swear in front of us, when he did something like get spaghetti sauce on his shirt or whatever.

    He used to say “you dirty dog!”
     
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    "Fork" and "spoon" can make good substitutes for the other words that begin with the same letters.
     
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    Fantastic! Haven’t had time to check in since last night and I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. Thanks guys. Definitely gonna hafta use some of these! It is kinda interesting to see the ideas from places other than where I grew up. It is surprisingly regional. Great to see some ideas from outside the US, too.

    The context for my accidental f-bomb is relevant. A kid was turning up the volume on my amp after I had told him for many weeks that he could damage the amp by doing that. I lost my patience and yelled “you are gonna **** it up and your mom is going to have to pay for it!” The kid grabs a borrowed guitar like a war hammer more weeks than not. Then he’ll do something incredibly sweet and/or hilarious. I don’t have kids and am not used to such a rambunctious and yet potentially violent young fellow. Not sure what to do. I have absolutely no experience in being crusty with kids.

    Yea, I kinda knew there would be at least one camp of objection to the premise. I have aged to become way more sensitive to the idea that vulgarities needlessly coursen our discourse. I have just always cursed like a sailor, as they say. I have been a roofer, and a line cook in half a dozen restaurants, occupations where there are moments that communication is achieved MOSTLY via vulgarities. My thought is that I am gonna start using these alternatives to cursing in my home life, so that if I do slip up on while I am on the clock, it’ll be something PG. I am basically attempting to de-escalate my vulgarity usage.

    I absolutely understand that there are those who use vulgarities as a substitution for comedy or toughness. I still like to use them, but that is my burden to bare I reckon! I think yelling “spam hammers!” in a moment of frustration is way less offensive than what I might have yelled as a younger and angrier man.
     
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    "Doodle!" is a pretty good all-purpose curse.
     
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    Just go ahead and cuss, for crying out loud. ;)
     
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