Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms

whswhs

May 30 2014, 19:06:01 UTC 6 months ago

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Let us not forget English expressions such as "gee whillikers" or "jiminy crickets" (for "Jesus Christ") or "darned"/"tarnation" (for "damned"/"damnation"). American English has lots of expressions that evade taking the name of the Lord in vain by a technicality. . . .

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