Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms

goluath

June 4 2014, 17:13:21 UTC 2 months ago

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Jaysus (Jesus), feck and shite are all milder versions of swearwords, very common in Ireland. (at least I think 'feck' is meant to be a milder version of fuck? ) In Spanish some genteel folk say 'miércoles' instead of 'mierda' (Wednesday/shit). Very rare though, but I think it's sweet.

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