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« on: March 08, 2013, 03:36:22 PM »

Just something I came to think about, but I wondered, can we use euphemisms, since it's not tecnically swearing?
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »

You mean like "Gall dagnabbut" or such?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 04:09:48 PM »

Or 'goshdarnit', 'holy guacamole', etc. Smiley

Me, I've got a good cache of the Edwardian stuff that would amuse me to no end to see bandied about again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 04:14:08 PM »

You mean like "Gall dagnabbut" or such?

More or less. Anything, we use as replacements.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 04:31:46 PM »

You mean like "Gall dagnabbut" or such?

More or less. Anything, we use as replacements.

Don't know why not.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 05:26:29 PM »

I'm quite fond of "Oh Shiskabob", "my askhenazi" and "Oh Fuzznuts" myself.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 05:26:54 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 05:30:52 PM »

I'm quite fond of "Oh Shiskabob", "my askhenazi" and "Oh Fuzznuts" myself.  Grin

Well....butter my butt and call me a biscuit!!  I haven't heard those for donkey's years!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 05:34:48 PM »

I must say, this thread is turning out even better than I had hoped.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 05:45:01 PM »

Just something I came to think about, but I wondered, can we use euphemisms, since it's not tecnically swearing?
If your intention is to cuss, just cuss.

Technicalities is the Devil's game. Just look out for all the people who are lining up to buy soy-based bacon product in the coming weeks.

But if I am going to use euphemisms, I personally prefer to go the sci-fi route and use “frak” and “gorram.”
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 05:56:14 PM »

"Son of a motherless goat"

I say this way too much. Or too little. I'm not sure.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 06:43:03 PM »

I have a friend who calls these expressions "Second-hand cussing."  I tend to agree with him.  Best thing, I guess, is too increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself without cussing.  Just my $0.02.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 06:47:29 PM »

I have a friend who calls these expressions "Second-hand cussing."  I tend to agree with him.  Best thing, I guess, is too increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself without cussing.  Just my $0.02.

You can take your crawdads and stuff them in a sack you red-backed turpentine sipper.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »

I have a friend who calls these expressions "Second-hand cussing."  I tend to agree with him.  Best thing, I guess, is too increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself without cussing.  Just my $0.02.

You can take your crawdads and stuff them in a sack you red-backed turpentine sipper.

Or you might be unfortunate to find someone on a forum whose from Lousiana? By the way, I'll make sure to lend yo usome for an etouffee.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »

I have a friend who calls these expressions "Second-hand cussing."  I tend to agree with him.  Best thing, I guess, is too increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself without cussing.  Just my $0.02.

You can take your crawdads and stuff them in a sack you red-backed turpentine sipper.

 10 points for saying "Crawdad".  You would've gained an extry 10 points had you said "poke" rather than "sack".  I'll learn you Hillbilly yet.
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