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Exclamations and/or swears from a polite UK/Oz/NZ teenage girl

If any of you read Little Details, this is the same story as this post.

The character I'm asking about is a recent immigrant from either the UK, Australia, or New Zealand (to be decided later, possibly dependent on casting).

What swear words or exclamations would a relatively polite, well-bred, "good girl" type 16-year-old girl from any or all of those places use, under approximately the following situations:
1. Her cell phone has no reception (mild surprise/disappointment)
2. Demons are chasing, and occasionally eating, members of the party (the rest of the movie--extreme distress, surprise, horror, shock, et cetera)
(please identify which of those places the words or phrases you suggest would be used, too, so I don't have a Brit speaking like an Aussie, or whatever)
Tags: english dialects, epithets
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