Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms

coranglaisman

May 30 2014, 18:09:27 UTC 3 months ago

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In Finnish, one of the most common minced oaths for "vittu" ("fuck", "c*nt", among other possible meanings) is "kettu" ("fox"). The phonological similarity is in the long consonant rather than the initial syllable like your other examples.

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