Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms


May 31 2014, 18:54:01 UTC 6 months ago

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned French's sacre Bleu! or (rarer nowadays) mon Bleu, both royally dictated replacements for sacre Dieu (holy God!) and mon Dieu (my God!) by a particularly religious king.

Who happened to have a dog named Bleu >.


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