Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms
Oddly, swear word replacements only seem to work as exclamations or nouns - I can't think of a minced oath that could be slotted into a sentence like "the fucking fucker's fucking fucked!" !

Adjectives too - I use blooming, darn or darned, and flipping, and expect to me using them more of over the next few years as there are small people about!

I also regularly see people claiming that nobody says "Crikey" any more - apparently that's just me!


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