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BS: G rated swear words

Jerry Rasmussen 27 Nov 05 - 08:28 AM
wysiwyg 27 Nov 05 - 09:03 AM
Cluin 27 Nov 05 - 09:55 AM
greg stephens 27 Nov 05 - 09:57 AM
Cluin 27 Nov 05 - 10:09 AM
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Cluin 27 Nov 05 - 10:17 AM
Joe Offer 27 Nov 05 - 10:26 AM
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Cluin 27 Nov 05 - 10:40 AM
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Subject: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 08:28 AM

In recent years, a lot of perfectly good, G-rated swear words are being forgotten, and as folkies who are committed to preserving the past, I thought it might be a good idea to catalogue them, and perhaps even bring them back into fashion. If we start using these words in our daily conversation and include them in introductions to songs on stage, we might be able to preserve a whole lexicon of rapdily diasppearing words. And swear in public with no one even realizing it!

Criminently! those dad-burned, Gol-danged Right Wing conservatives won't even get their knickers in a twist.

Gee whilikers, I feel dangerous today....

Ranking Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 09:03 AM

"Go Canoodle Yourself"

:~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 09:55 AM

Consarn fliberty jibbet!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 09:57 AM

Jiminy Cricket!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:09 AM

Holey Moley!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:11 AM

To quote one of the Walt Kelly's Pogo characters when he was really mad:

"Gosh-a-mickle, dickle, pickle, dog my cats, and Rowrbazzle!"

Peter.

(I also like Larry Niven's "Tanj!" (Acronym for "There Ain't No Justice!")

(Taking the names of Lovecraft's Great Old Ones in vain is also good.)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:17 AM

My grandmother used to use the word "buggers" all time.

"You little buggers! Put that down now!"

Then someone told her what "bugger" meant. She was mortified and made a conscious effort to say "beggars" instead. But sometimes she didn't catch herself in time and was embarassed.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:26 AM

Blasted Blatterap!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: *daylia*
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:29 AM

When she was distressed, my grandmother's favourite line was "Maudit d'imbecile va!" (you damn idiot you)   

My dad's signature line was "You got a tongue longer than a Mountie's boot!"

And mine, these days, is "HOLY HAIRY FLIPPINS!" Made it up myself. Cool, eh? Takes the edge off, always makes me chuckle ... check it out sometime!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:40 AM

SonofaSeaCook!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:42 AM

Jeepers Cripes!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:47 AM

Flat footed flea flicker!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennyO
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:07 AM

Great everlasting hambone! (my grandfather's)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:20 AM

I find it hilarious that in Spanish it's perfectly acceptable to call your granny a conyo.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 12:19 PM

'You spoiled calf'. My father, in German.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Azizi
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 12:26 PM

This one's almost like one Cluin wrote:

Jeepers Creepers!

And here's another G rated swear phrase that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

Great Googa Mooga!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 12:28 PM

To quote Superman, "Great Scott!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Kaleea
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 01:18 PM

Golly gee willikers! This is my kinda ding dong thread. I've been cussin' in the "key of G" for so dadgum long I can hardly remember how to cuss in the wirty dord way.

Some of my Granny's strongest terms:

My Lands.

Land-o-Goshen.

    Chicago, Illinois!

Well, it's dust in the dust bowl now.
    (they lived in the heart of the dust bowl)

Some I use which my friends enjoy hearing the most:

That horse's hind end.
You donkey's p'toot.

What in the name of General Beauxregarde Beauxdacious Lee
    do you think you're doing?

Those sons of bachelors.
aka: offspring of women of ill repute.
      born in the red-light district.

You've got one whoppin' pile of an outhouse mouth.

Well, I'll be tied up & hornswaggled.

I think the cheese done slid off o' her cracker.

That feller's got no falurum faldiddley day.
   --courtesy Irish ballad:
    "Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man"

Sir, your views are fodder for mules and compost for politicians.

You've got about as much of a chance as
               total truth on Crapitol Hill.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 01:35 PM

My Gran's favorites were; "Fol de rol dol!! "    and....lest we forget, "Oh, FIDDLESTICKS!"

How 'bout, "Holy Mackeral, (andy!)"

KT


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 02:09 PM

And one of my Father's, when I did something wrong:

Gerald Elmer Henry Hornsbuckle Rasmussen!

I also enjoyed my Father saying when I was in trouble that "Your Mother's going to put the wood on you." That's easy enough to figure out (although my Mother never did.)

And Rowrbazzle! Thank you Midchuck! That was a favorite saying of mine back in the golden days of Pogo. I'll have to dust that one off.

We're all starting to sound like Flibberty Jibbets. (not sure if that is one or two words..)

Gee, it's fun to cuss..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 03:48 PM

Gadzooks!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: pdq
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:04 PM

balderdash!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 04:07 PM

Expression of amazement:

"Well, I'll be dipped!!"

In what? Well . . . I guess you just have to use your imagination.

And then there is a long list of great curses from the Middle East, such as "May wild asses defile the grave of your grandmother!"

And another, this one from the Jewish tradition:   "May you have a hundred mansions. And may each mansion have a hundred bedrooms. And may each bedroom have a hundred beds. And may insomnia keep you bouncing from bed to bed all night!"

Of course these are more in the nature of curses than swear words, but they don't use non-G-rated words and they require a certain amount of imagination to construct.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 05:03 PM

No, Don, it's dipstick!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,KateG without a cookie
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 05:14 PM

The supposedly Quaker curse: When thee gets home, I hope thy mother runs out from under thy porch and bites thee.

Rats!!
Phooey!!
Drat!!
Fiddlesticks!!!

On the subject of the ubiquitous f-word. I could never understand why such a pleasurable activity should be reduced to an expletive. You might as well go round injecting "Ice Cream" into every sentence.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bard Judith
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 05:36 PM

Dang!
Drat!
Fiddle!
Fudge!
Botheration!
Poodlepoop! (perhaps a bit on the bathroom side of taste, but even three year olds get away with saying 'poop', right?)
Heck!


And from Madeleine L'Engle, 'Fewmets!' (which are dragon droppings)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 05:50 PM

Pickles !


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Peace
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 06:42 PM

Sugar.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 06:46 PM

Sugar? That's as insulting as saying someone is "nice." :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Deda
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:19 PM

Well push me down and call me shorty!

And a personal favorite, which my best-high-school-firend and I made up because we observed that it was a word that embarrassed so many people:

"Oh, BOSOM!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Peace
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:20 PM

Balderdash.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Peace
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:22 PM

I read a good one many years back. Instead of calling someone a b######, the author said that "He was begat on a duchess by a head waiter."


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:36 PM

Slightly off-subject, but I had a friend who used to say "He needs a sound thrashing about the head and ears." That always cracked me up... "About?" And if you give someone a sound thrashing about the head, wouldn't you thrash the ears too, or is that a separate punishment.

But then, perhaps I was being too literal. I still like the ring of it though. And I meet people from time who definitely need a sound thrashing about the head and ears.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennieG
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 07:53 PM

My mother used to say "sugarmagundy" instead of s**t.

And a great insult was to call someone "dillbrain" ("dillbry" for short!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennyO
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:09 PM

"Well love me tender and call me Elvis!"

Back to the curses for a minute -

"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: pdq
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:17 PM

"May the piss of a thousand camels wash through your mouth!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Chip2447
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:35 PM

When Dad gets bent out of shape about something you are likely to hear a great bellowing, "FART IN A BUCKET"

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennieG
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:53 PM

May your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny down.

Cheers
Jennie


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 12:53 AM

Or one in français:   Flocon de maïs!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 02:52 AM

Fnork!
Freznep!
Heavens to Murgatroyd! (from Gilbert and Sullivan's "Ruddigore", via my father.)
Farble!

and two of my favorite curses:

Thou pig! Thou dog! Thou accursed of Allah! Thou son of a three-legged syphilitic camel!

(for inept drivers:) May your transmission fall out on the Dan Ryan, outbound, on a Friday afternoon! (The Dan Ryan expressway is famous in Chicago for its traffic jams.)

To jaywalkers: You wanna be a hood ornament?!?

Ingrid


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 07:29 AM

Speaking of "Heavens to Murgatroyd", Snagglepuss used to say "Heavens to Murgatroyd - heavens to Betsy, even!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 08:19 AM

Great Caesar's Ghost! It's the Shakespearean Insult Generator.

My finger in thine eye, thou pribbling, pox-marked bum-bailey!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 08:51 AM

Fie upon thee, thou beslubbering, codpiece sniffin malt-worm!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 09:43 AM

Mudcat was hanging for a while there, and I didn't know my post went the first time - I liked that Shakespearean insult, but probably not enough to say it twice!

Might as well do another one -

Remove thine ass hence, thou qualling, clapper-clawed flap-dragon!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 10:16 AM

O frass!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 03:11 PM

Quaker curse:   "When thou returnest to thy home, may thy mother run out from under thy porch and bite thee!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: frogprince
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 03:20 PM

No cuss words here, but this proves you can get pretty gross without 'em. It was written somewhere over 35 years ago by an Italian from Brooklyn I knew.
   An arabic curse: May a herd of a thousand camels urinate
          in the womb of your beloved on the night of your
          bethrothel.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GLoux
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 04:28 PM

You're full of soup...


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Celtaddict
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 06:40 PM

My daughter's favorite: "Cheese and rice!"

We did not allow any name calling so the kids were pretty creative. "Crouton" and "diphthong" were popular pejoratives, and when you are called a "murmuring diphthong" you know you have been seriously insulted!

A former boyfriend used to say "Dadblasted fratterap!"

I've always liked "brimstone and gall!"

GUEST of 10:16: It never occurred to me to use "frass" as G-rated swearing, but how appropriate!
For those who do not recognize the term, it is insect droppings.
Butterfly frass! I have a new favorite!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: KT
Date: 28 Nov 05 - 09:54 PM

Celtaddict, when you get tired of frass, here's another for you, scat!

We didn't allow name calling either, so our once upon a time, frustrated three year old called his little brother, (between clenched teeth............."Why ....you ...little............................SNICKERDOODLE!!!!!" It stuck.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 12:42 AM

Just saying it in french sometimes will suffice. As in Oh, merde! Or in German-- "shite" ;-)

On that same note, thanks to Utah Phillips, I often say, "Good though!" when I wish to intimate that something is actually S**T.

Around the time when Roberta had the big hit of Ewan's song for Peggy, I often might be heard to say: Let's get the Flack out of here !

Or, when the sheep all stopped on the road, one might intone, "Hey, get the the flock out of here !"

Or, if Viagra didn't work for you, it might be said that you were feckless... (...and other words of that ilk...)

And W.C. Fields, in a comedy short film, instead of swearing said: "GODFREY DANIELS !!" -------- And then, later, they named a folk club that.

A friend used to say, "Pig Slop". That was a good expletive in a pinch.

Or you could tell some "anus"(another one), "Hey, fella, you are full of what is brown and sounds like a bell !!!" Then, when they can't think of the answer to the riddle and must ask you to supply it, you reply, quite loudly, and with much r-e-s-o-n-a-n-c-e, (((("DUNG" !!!!!!))) !

And, last, to mix current thread topics, you might say, "OH, BEANS !!" --- when you really mean something else.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 12:49 AM

I just got this from Kendall's C.I.A. thread!

horse pucky!

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 12:55 AM

...and I just thought of what Gordy Howe said when he shot it down the ice. "Let's get the puck outa here."

I bet Shakespeare once said that too.

Art (yet again)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Arne Langsetmo
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 04:44 AM



       o
      uf
    t eh k
    mr c e r



Ummmm, oh, you said "G-rated swear words", not
"grated swear words". Need to check my glasses.
Nevermind......

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Dáithí Ó Geanainn
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 05:45 AM

What does "g rated " actually mean, please?


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: RangerSteve
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 02:53 PM

LYDIA PINKHAM!!!

GLORIOSKI!!!

SUFFERING BALD-HEADED CHRIST!!!! (got that one from an old sea-faring novel, but I don't remember the name).

I'd love to get a copy of the script for "A Christmas Story" and see what the old man is yelling when he's trying to fix the furnace.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 03:25 PM

A lot of the euphemisms for swearwords were created in the US, I believe. Perhaps something about the puritanical movements being stronger there in the past (compared to the UK)? Don't know, I am only supposing. But new ones are nowadays being created in the UK, and one of the most prolific creators of such is the British author Terry Pratchett (whose writings just crack me up). Perhaps because he started writing for children, but wanted his books to be enjoyed by grownups as well, he has developed a nice line in innocent swearing. My favourite is:

"Millenium hand and shrimp!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 04:06 PM

"G" rated is an American term for something that is appropriate for the general public. Like war? :-)

One of my long-term friends used to say "Jeepers" when he was a kid, but his Mother thought it was short for Jesus, and forbid him using it. He didn't mean it that way (and his Mother was everything but religious) so he just shortened it to "Jeeps."

Last summer, we were out in Wisconsin to celebrate my Mother's birthday and my friend came to the party. When I reminded him of this, the mystery was made clear to his wife, who never understood where the word "Jeeps" came from...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 09:53 PM

An aside.
Jerry,
Did you get my e-letter?
Art


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: bobad
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:33 PM

To quote one of Canada's better former PM's:
"Fuddle Duddle"

To quote Snagglepuss:
"Thufferin' Thuccotash"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:34 PM

Horsefeathers!

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Pain proves you're alive. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:35 PM

Another aside... yes I did, Art: Thanks so much..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Peace
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:35 PM

Then I am definitely alive, Joe.

Rats.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:02 AM

I'm just partial to the letter 'z'. So I've no idea how I could have forgotten the G rated swear word "Zounds!"

It took this site to remind me of that word:
The Evolution of Profanity

Warning: That site has a rather unsettling advertisement above its interesting reading material, at least on my computer.

Disclaimer-the woman in that ad is DEFINITELY not me!!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Azizi
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 12:15 AM

I see that no one has dragged politics into this fun discussion, but what the hey..

Here's an example of contemporary swear words that is as dirty as dirty can be:

"Go Cheney yourself!"

[Ooh! I gotta wash my mouth out with soap after sayin that one!]


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 04:24 AM

Ah Pratchet!

"And the new day was a great big fish"

(it loses something in the translation!)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: wordfella
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:02 AM

Mark Twain had some good ones:

"get out of my way, you whey-eating, toad-faced puke!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 11:08 AM

In my army days I had the privilege of serving with an Hispanic Sgt. He was in his 50's and had only recently started a family. Being a career man, he had picked up the habit of cursing---something he didn't want to pass on to his kids. So he substituted the word "gardinia", the name of a flower. It was gardinia this and gardinia that for the 19 months I served with him. He only slipped up twice, to my knowledge. On those two occasions he had become increasingly frustrated about something and finally exploded, "Gardinia! F--- it!" We who worked with him collapsed on the floor with laughter. I guess you had to be there and know him.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 09:56 PM

Has anyone an idea of where the word "crime-i-netly" (probablay spelled "criminetly")came from? We used to always use it, usually in exasperation. Hadn't thought of it in years until the other day; then wondered where in the world my family had got it.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 10:02 PM

From "Holy Crime in Italy"...........You can figure it out from there!(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 10:43 PM

that's crime-i-NENT-ly...*grin* My sainted mother would tell you, if I could reach her.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 11:06 PM

My daughter, when she was four, felt that "abominable" (pronounced "'bominable")was the height of bad language. And I've been known to utter a percussive "Ketchup!" when annoyed.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 11:13 PM

My mother rarely said swear words, but she often used first-letter abbreviations like, "SOB", for "Son of a bitch", in their place. As kids, we knew we'd get in trouble for even using such abbreviations, but we were pretty smart little brats so we worked out a "system". Since "SOB" spelled the word "sob" which was pronounced just like the automobile brand "Saab", we called each other "Swedish automobiles". Mom also said "SA" for "shitass", and "SA" sounded just like "essay", so we called each other "writing assignments".


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Scoville
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 11:53 PM

My grandmother:

Oh, f*ck it was:
Piffleberries
Fiddlesticks

Bullsh*t:
Horse puckey
Horsefeathers

Assh*le:
Horse's patoot [sp?]


I don't know why she picked on horses so much, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 01:05 AM

Surely you jest, Spaw?

BillD, really? We don't pronounce that second "n" or if we do it's very soft. We also say "criminy." Wonder if "cripes" came from it, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 01:17 AM

Cheeses!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Helen
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 04:08 PM

My Grandma, born in Wales, used to say "ych a fi" (pronounced emphatically as uck a vee) on a lot of occasions to express frustration or annoyance. Apparently it is meaningless, like "oh me, oh my".

A friend of ours uses "what the flock?" and flocking, and my hubby says ferckling, which is said slowly. He uses the f-word extremely rarely, and it is a gauge of how spitting mad he is if he uses it. Like, get-out-of-his-way mad.

Which reminds me of one of Oz's funniest, cleverest comedian/satirists, John Clarke. He did a long, straight faced monologue on a fictional sport called farnarkling.

Dag is a useful Oz term, originally meaning the bits of poo which hang off the wool near a sheep's behind, but now transmogrified into a useful term to describe a person who is silly, or nerdy. Daggy is used to describe clothing or style which no one would be seen dead in.

What about the Brit term, flippin' 'eck (flipping heck)?

And Foolestroope seems to have invented a new exclamation: Ah, Pratchett!

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 04:30 PM

I'm not sure this is G-rated but I had a college friend who used to say, "Jesus Christ on a bicycle".

My supervisor has a whole raft of swear-less swear expressions, which surprises me a bit because I've heard her use the real ones if she gets mad enough. "Good NIGHT", "my gracious", that sort of thing, said with LOTS of EMPHASIS.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Desdemona
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 04:31 PM

Well, baste my steaming puddings (lifted from Blackadder; "only steal from the best," I say)!

~D


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 05:11 PM

"Crikey!".

Or for extra emphasis, "Crikey Moses!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 08:48 PM

Oh, and "oofy". She says "oofy" constantly. Drives me nuts.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 09:38 PM

It may add to the expressiveness of "drat" to know that it was originally short for "God rot it".


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 09:58 PM

Azizi:

Not to wallop anyone's cod or anything, but your "source reference" essay is pretty far off the mark, I am sure, when it states that written profanity began in the 16th century. I am quite sure there was plenty of it around before then.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: heric
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 11:36 PM

Holy Sacramento!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 11:42 PM

Dad gum it!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bugsy
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 12:04 AM

"Ye Gods and little fishes!" (My Dad)

Or as quoted in the film "Johnny Dangerously" -

"You Fargon Bastitch, I'm gonna rip your Bells off and stuff 'em up your Icehole!"

Don't ya just Luv it!?

CHeers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 12:11 AM

LOL, Bugsy!

Right you are, Amos. From This Site, see the paragraph entitled "The Psychology of Profanity." (And, that's to say nothing of ancient China, Greece, Rome, etc.) Here's a snippet with the "words" in bold (my emphasis):

"The history of profanity is closely connected with the history of religion, since profanity prevailed at those times and among those people where great sacredness attached to the names of the gods, or to matters of religion. In England, for instance, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, after the monkish teaching had implanted a vivid consciousness of the suprasanctity of the body of Christ, and of every scene connected with His death, there burst upon the country a wave of imprecation in which profane use was made of the body and members and wounds of Christ, and of many things connected with His sufferings. Fossil remains of these oaths have come down to us in such expressions as 'zounds,' 's'death,' 'bodikins,' 'odsbodikins,' etc. The significance of this historical circumstance will be seen when we discover that the psychological value of an oath depends upon the force of the 'shock' which it is capable of giving. The occasion of profanity in general is a situation in which there is a high degree of emotion, usually of the aggressive type, accompanied by a certain feeling of helplessness."


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 03:22 AM

My favorite nun says, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" - but in moderation, of course. She's in her late 70's, so it works.

My ex was in the convent for 18 months, before I knew her. She was taught to say, "Stars!" but she sure as hell didn't say that to ME.

I kinda like "Dwat!"

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Splott Man
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 04:19 AM

Shoot!

Gordon Bennett!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 09:39 AM

There's nothing like "Leapin' Lizards!" or "Mercy Maud!" to really clear the air in a stressful situation.

Lately, when I've gotten irritated I been saying "Bush, bush, bush!" I'm not sure why but it makes me feel better.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Greg B
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 09:50 AM

What about 'strewth!'

Also happens to be the name of the flavor of Fisherman's Friend throat
lozenges...


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 10:53 AM

"Dwat!" sounds too close to "twat" for my taste, Joe!**bg**

My grandson's fav. right now is "Holy cow!" We also use "Jeez Louise!"

My neice's toddler learned "Oh, bucket" as that is what she and her husband used around him. She had to teach him to unlearn it when he got to school and heard the *other* version.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 11:07 AM

"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" - that's not profanity, it's prayer.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST, heric
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 11:41 AM

Alfalafa: I'm sorry I called you a barf-encrusted jumbo-jerk.
Spanky: You didn't call me a barf-encrusted jumbo-jerk.
Alfalfa: Oh. Well. . . . I guess I was just thinking it.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Helen
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 05:51 PM

GregB, 'Strewth, is supposed to come from God's truth, so similar to zounds, etc.

What about the cartoon expression: Curses!

It reminds me of the line in one of DH Lawrence's novels, Lady Chatterley I think. He wrote something to the effect of making love/having sex is like a row of asterixes across a page. He was referring to the censorship of his novels, where the censors would replace written passages with a row of asterixes, so by referring to that he was effectively telling his readers to imagine the part of the story that was being censored whenever they saw those asterixes.

So saying the word "Curses!" is doing the same thing, allowing the audience to imagine what would really have been said.

I have a really interesting book by Nancy Keesing called Lily on the Dustbin, which is about the sayings which are considered okay in family settings but which have implied meanings. They aren't all swear words.

My favourite saying from the book is "as scarce as rocking horse poo". It makes me laugh everytime I hear it, or say it. I remember when I was working in the library and I was answering a phone enquiry about a specific car manual, and I said that manuals for that brand of car were "as scare as rocking ... horse.. er.." and the customer said, "shit?" I apologised and said I wasn't supposed to say things like that to customers. He laughed.

I'll have to hunt my Keesing book out and see what else it can contribute to this thread.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 06:13 PM

That sounds like a fun book, Helen. Reminds me of a friend whose mother, quite elderly, still refers to her privates as her "musn't touch it!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 06:25 PM

Grated swearwords have several disadvantages. For on thing they have to be produced at very low temperatures, in order to be grated at all. Otherwise it is like trying to carve up a fart -- it ain't gonna happen. You have to get down to mid-winter-in-Minnesota type temps.

Them you can grate them. But there's no telling precisely where they are going to parse when grated unless you use a sub-morphemic electron grater, and you know what they cost. No, a normal grater has to serve but you can't predict where the syllables are going to fall. My granny tried this one winter, because she hated hearing Gampa Huntington cuss so much. So she followed him around one sub-zero winter morning, while he was doin' chores, and snatched up all his swear words in a rusty milk bucket and grated 'em up, and then threw them out into a snowbank outside the kitchen.

Come first thaw that late March, they were both woken straight up out of bed when a late night early Spring high-pressure area moved in and all those grated cuss words began to soften up. They couldn't figure it out for hours -- every few seconds they'd hear these loud phonemes exploding under the pressure of expansion, all around the yard.

"Uck!! Odam!! Gah! Gah!! Muv!! AM!! AMITAL!! therfuh!! uckin sonova!! iddle-bast!! bit!! vabit!! erfuh!! AM!!"

It went on fer hours before they could get back to sleep. One good thing -- after that, Grampa always checked the thermometr before he let loose, and Gramma saves her grater for walnuts and sometimes Jarlsberg.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 07:18 PM

"Motherless"-as in "That motherless computer ..." As opposed to that motherf...ing computer. But it has to be said in just the right way and it sounds like a curse. People at work are shocked, horrified even, until they realize what I actually said, then they laugh.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 07:37 PM

Arlo Guthrie amused my generation by referring to his companions on the "Group W" bench as "mean and nasty father-rapers" in his classic "Alice's Restaurant" song. Apparently one could send that out over the airwaves without fear of censorship.

Now practically any word or phrase can get recorded and played over the public air waves.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 07:40 PM

jaze, I've even heard it carried a bit further with "motherless son of a..." which might take a moment, but usually folks break out laughing, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: bubblyrat
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 08:10 PM

In the county of Cornwall,in England ,there is a picturesque fishing village called Mousehole. However,it is not pronounced mouse -hole, but rather "muzzle " . A former partner of mine ,knowing of this fact, but who was very religious,and not given to profanity,would,if she found someone to be really annoying, invariably refer to them as an "Arzle " ---Truly !!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Scrump
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 12:13 PM

Heavens to Murgatroyd! (from Gilbert and Sullivan's "Ruddigore", via my father.)

Well, that proves I'm no intellectual. I always thought that was Snagglepuss :-)

(But I do know the Lone Ranger's theme tune is the William Tell Overture)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 03:31 PM

Oh, Bush!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Alec
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 03:43 PM

The first play I ever appeared in was "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, in which I played a character called Barnaby Tucker who was inclined to proclaim "Holy Cabooses!" on a regular basis.
Also,my mother used to use the phrase "Good God & Gordon Highlanders" on occasion.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Cluin
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 04:01 PM

My mom is a creative cusser; she makes up new colourful ones on the spot.

She used to swear profusely, sitting at her old sewing machine when we were kids. She later bought a better one and it works better so she doesn't swear as much any more.

But a perrenial favourite of hers we heard often was "Oh bitch and be buggered!"

The question I had for her was, "Is that a natural progression, Mom?"

A glare and a smirk was the only answer I ever got.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 06:29 PM

Incidentally (and if I've missed someone asking this, sorry) - what is "G rated"?


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bugsy
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 06:41 PM

"Suitable for General Exhibition" - Like the old "U" in the dark days when we were little Kackers!

CHeers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 09:32 PM

A friend of mine recently told me the following story: When he was little, for a while, he had to get to school on a city bus, and his mother or father would accompany him. One morning, his mother had to go to the bathroom, so she parked him at the bus stop and told him, in case the bus came before she got back, to ask the driver to wait. It did, and he did, but the driver refused to wait. When he told his mother that, she said "That bastard!". He had never heard the word, and supposed it meant bus driver. So when, later on, his father gave him the same instruction so he could duck into the liquor store & buy a pack of cigarettes, he replied "The bastard won't do that". After a double take, his father told him not to bring home language that he had picked up in the schoolyard. He told his father he hadn't learned it in the schoolyard, but from Mommy. His father afterward had words with his mother, and from then on, "bus driver" was a code word between the boy & his mother. When they wished to disparage someone in polite company, they would say "That bus driver".


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 25 Jan 07 - 11:52 AM

From an old joke: "Cheese and crackers, got all muddy"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: heric
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 01:09 AM

Mother of All Profanities!

Great Satan's Gonads!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:07 PM

Another one from the Little Rascals by Spanky to Alfalfa:
"sissified tweety bird."

Cliff from the Flintstones with John Goodman:
"son of a bracheosaurus." spelling?

Dickie Roberts:
"this is nuckin' futs."

Another G-Rated "swear-phrase."
"Oh, Bob Saget." Which can replace just about any profane word or phrase.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: kendall
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 09:09 PM

I believe it was Sylvester the cat, not Snagglepuss who said Thuffrin' thuccotash.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 09:28 PM

My daddy said "gotdandruff and sumofititches"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 09:32 AM

My mother, when aggravated, would utter: "Good night nurse!"

If she was REALLY aggravated, it came out more like "GOOD!    NIGHT!    NURSE!!!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 10:16 AM

F.f.f.fried Onions


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: ClaireBear
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 12:08 PM

Now let's have a rousing rendition of the following three-part round from The Art of the Ground Round (for 3 baritones & discontinuo, S. $1. 19/lb), penned by P.D.Q. Bach/Peter Schickele:

Golly golly oh, my gosh.
Golly golly my, oh my.
Golly golly goodness sakes alive.
Can you beat that?

I never heard of such a thing.
Oh boy, that really takes the cake.
Well I never ever saw the likes
of that.

Holy cow, jeeze Louise!
Man alive, I declare now I've seen
Everything. We-ell, I'll be.
Will you look at that?


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 02:10 PM

as my Mamma (81) says - that's bass ackward


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 04:11 PM

We've been using "holy moley" a lot lately, plus "hot diggity dog," though I don't think of that as a swear word. My grandson thinks they are funny.

In a novel I read recently, the ladies using a basin of water to bathe, would take off their tops and say, wash as far as possible. Then they'd pull up their tops and lift up their skirts, again, saying to wash as far as possible. When they got done with that they'd laugh and say, now wash Possible!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bert
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 05:36 PM

For rice cake!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 09:15 PM

geewillikers!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Azizi
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 10:16 PM

Just popping in to say that mention of this thread in Funny Mudcat threads listing what revived this thread.

If you'd not done so yet, please check out that thread and, if you would, please add the name/s of any funny or witty Mudcat threads that you think should be added to that list. It would be great if you would include the hyperlink to the thread you add or its URL. However, if you don't know the website address of a thread, maybe I or someone else could find it just by its title.

Btw, a small amount of word play has started on that "Funny Mudcat Threads" thread. If you like play on words, please join in the fun. You might even feel compelled to use one or two of the G rated swear words that you remember, butt I rather doubt that.

:o)

Thanks, and best wishes,


Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Wesley S
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 04:17 PM

"Dangnabbit" - With the accent on the nab.

And "God bless it" - With the accent on the bless.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: paula t
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM

Mum used to say "Oh, Hell's Bells!"


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 04:52 PM

O you could use some of our Mudcatters' names.

'For Jerry Rasmussen!'
or 'Great Catspaw!'
or 'McGrath of Harlow!'
or 'WYSIWIG!'
or 'By VirginiaTam!'

or in a low growl and a rolled 'r' you could say 'Berrrrt, to you too!'


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: frogprince
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 09:44 PM

No one came up with a couple of things from an ancient cartoon TV ad (about ballpoint pens that didn't work?) that I still find myself using sometimes, and have heard others use occasionaly; I don't know that I've ever seen them in print, so I'll have to do what I can fownetily:

WISHAFRATS!

OOMBY-PEGALOOMER!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: LilyFestre
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 10:00 PM

Heard and used in my first grade classroom:

OH MY STARS!!!

Aww TARTER SAUCE!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: CamiSu
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 01:33 AM

My neighbor taught me "Son of a biscuit"
Also as insult "You pusillanimous nonentity"
From Anne McCaffery BEFORE the dragon books "Fardling"

My dad used a lot of the ones I saw here.

When I first started teching in the theater around here there was a guy whose most savage swear (that I heard) was "sigh". Then one day the scrim curtain (VERY expensive) caught on a piece of setwork as it was going out, and I found out that he DID know all those other words...

Fards. Back to work

Cami


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: BK Lick
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 06:04 AM

I've always liked: Great jumpin' Jehosaphat!

In Frank Gilroy's splendid play, The Subject Was Roses, a father and son agree
that they haven't had too much to drink as long as they're still able to say
"Mercy, mercy, said old Mrs. Percy" and "Bless us and save us, said Mrs. O'Davis."
—BK


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 08:22 AM

When I was in high school, there was a story going around, which I can't verify, but I hope it's true.

Seems one of our fellow students (I've forgotten the name in the sixty years that have passed) was taking Latin.

His mother contacted the Latin teacher and complained bitterly, that her son was learning Latin dirty language in class, and using it on many, many occasions.

The Latin teacher denied teaching any such thing to her students, and asked what it was that the kid was sprinkling into his conversation.

"Mirabile Dictu!"
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"Strange to say!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: john f weldon
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 09:39 AM

Stephen Fry says: "Pants!"

I once knew a guy who said "Dix" (French for ten) as a swearword.

We used to say "Careful! Don't step in the Mulroney." ...which of course can be updated.

DL used "UGA" (which apparently stands for Uro-Genital Area).


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 01:59 PM

My grandfather used to say, "Holy old bald-headed Nelly!" and I only ever heard one other person use that phrase -- an elderly supervisor of the department next to Commercial Engineering at the Wisconsin Telephone Company, circa 1967.

Back in the '70s my ex-husband and I devised a new word to describe the driving-impaired person on the road in front of us (in summer-choked Kennebunkport) so that young ears wouldn't know what we were actually saying. The root word was TAMFI, standing for "turkey-assed mother-fxxking idiot" and followed by either T, SC, or R standing for Tourist, Summer Complaint or Resident. Tamfit, Tamfisc or Tamfir. (Yes, there IS a distinction between "tourist" and "summer complaint"...) Worked at the time. Haven't thought much about it since, but, then again, I haven't tried to lived in a summer resort area for many years. (Well, Portsmouth streets during tourist season...)

By the way, you can't get to heaven if you're hit by a tourist.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Amos
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:16 PM

SNATTAFRATZ on the double!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: EBarnacle
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:49 PM

My current favorite [for the past several years] is maledictu.
When cursing someone out, you can tell them they are lower than whaledreck.
When advising someone that they have been taken advantage of, there is that grand old TANSTAAFL.

I am truly surprised that none of these have made it into the list previously.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: CamiSu
Date: 13 Jan 09 - 03:01 PM

Illegitimate son of a paper clip!

Haven't thought of that in YEARS!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Jan 09 - 04:35 PM

Hey! I am a G rated swear word. Thanks Bert.

Woohoo!

here is one I am sure I have posted elsewhere.

Blastid Master of Wank for BMW drivers.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 09 - 06:07 PM

I've always used : "Mother Trucker!!!" whenever I stub my toes. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Neil D
Date: 06 May 09 - 03:59 AM

I always liked when Bob Newharts TV wife (Suzanne Pleshette) got mad and said "CRIMINY DUTCH".


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 06 May 09 - 06:07 AM

Rissoles !

Peewaddle !

Bottom !

Oh, Intercourse !


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:36 AM

In my youth I practiced and memorized this stream for those occasions when a miss directed hammer blow struck the thumb.

Dad blasted, stinkin filthy, son of a low down, yellow belly crawling, no good horse-stealing, wife swapping, drunken bilge drinking Irish sea captain.

Which was long enough to get through ANY immediate shock and pain while stomping around.

For cursing - Latin was great - "Fillim ranum semper tibi moderant calsus"(sic) Son-of-a-frog-may-the mosquittos-always-bite. (creating curses was far more interesting than Gaulic Wars or Aeneid)

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

(As hard as it may be to imagine - I am NOT prone to profanity nor coarse jesting.)


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:38 AM

From the Folger's Shakespeare Library - printed study guide for Romeo and Juliet 1980.

"BARBS From The BARD"
Shakespeare Insult Kit

Combine one word from anyplace in each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou":

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

artless base-court apple-john bawdy bat-fowling baggage beslubbering beef-witted barnacle bootless beetle-headed bladder churlish boil-brained boar-pig cockered clapper-clawed bugbear clouted clay-brained bum-bailey craven common-kissing canker-blossom currish crook-pated clack-dish dankish dismal-dreaming clotpole dissembling dizzy-eyed coxcomb droning doghearted codpiece errant dread-bolted death-token fawning earth-vexing dewberry fishified elf-skinned flap-dragon froward fat-kidneyed flax-wench frothy fen-sucked flirt-gill gleeking flap-mouthed foot-licker goatish fly-bitten fustilarian gorbellied folly-fallen giglet impertinent fool-born gudgeon infectious full-gorged haggard jarring guts-griping harpy loggerheaded half-faced hedge-pig lumpish hasty-witted horn-beast mammering hedge-born hugger-mugger mangled hell-hated joithead mewling idle-headed lewdster paunchy ill-breeding lout pribbling ill-nurtured maggot-pie puking knotty-pated malt-worm puny milk-livered mammet qualling motley-minded measle rank onion-eyed minnow reeky plume-plucked miscreant roguish pigeon-liver'd moldwarp ruttish pox-marked mumble-news saucy reeling-ripe nut-hook spleeny rough-hewn popinjay spongy rude-growing pignut surly rump-fed rampallian tottering shard-borne pumpion unmuzzled sheep-biting rabbit sucker vain spur-galled scut venomed swag-bellied skainsmate villainous tardy-gaited strumpet warped tickle-brained varlot wayward toad-spotted vassal weedy unchin-snouted whey-face yeasty whoreson wagtail

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:43 AM

Back later - to sort out the above dissembling wretched mess - need to read up about "column creation" in html.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 May 09 - 09:21 AM

Rackin' frackin' varmints! I think that was Yosemite Sam.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Donuel
Date: 06 May 09 - 10:14 AM

SUCK a DUCK


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 May 09 - 11:18 AM

Way back in university days, I was fond of the following insult:

You microcephalic, coprophagal leptosome!

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which translates as

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"You skinny shit-eating pinhead!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 06 May 09 - 11:44 PM

I had an uncle who was fond of "Judas Priest!" but that has since been co-opted by a rock group.

My grandfather was not allowed my my grandmother, to cuss, but he occasionally got out an "Oh Shyte". They both had Germans in their linage.

then there is:

Fudd Ducker

Sacre bleu (a very interesting etiology there).

Crap and crappola first introduced on television by James Garner in the Rockford files in the 70's. I guess he got it passed the censors thanks to the everlasting memory of Col. Thomas Crapper of "Water Closet" fame.

Shinola

crud and Hemmingway's "crut!"

What in blazes?!

I don't give a dime.

Jumping Jupiter

Ah Garbanzo beans!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: BK Lick
Date: 07 May 09 - 05:46 AM

Gargoyle can save some trouble by just linking here.

And while there, check out the delightful "insulter" which
generates randomly chosen insults from the plays, like:
Your virginity breeds mites, much like a cheese.
Taken from: All's Well That Ends Well


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,astro
Date: 07 May 09 - 02:21 PM

Dagnabit anyway!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: robomatic
Date: 07 May 09 - 04:22 PM

-friggin' in the riggin'-

seems to leave little doubt as to meaning unless it has some special British English defnition I'm not aware on


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Hollowfox
Date: 08 May 09 - 02:22 PM

An exclamation of surprise: Oh My Sweet Fuzzy Ducklings! (This isn't as sugary as it sounds, if you were to meet the scary woman I got it from).

And I seem to recall a passage in our own kytrad's autobiography Singing Family of the Cumberlands. Her father was plowing, and circumstances would not let him swear at to mule. So he roared out,"God bless your soul to Heaven!!" Sometimes presentation is everything.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 May 09 - 09:26 PM

Puce has always been my favorite---as in "Hey, What the puce."


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Boho
Date: 08 May 09 - 11:10 PM

Billions of blue blistering barnacles! - Capt. Haddock


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 09 May 09 - 08:09 PM

I can say a number of fairly nasty words but when things get really bad, I resort to
Flying fishcakes! or I don't give a flying fishcake what you think....you cinnamon bun!
Pasta fazool!
bilgewater!

Hak mir nicht kahn chine ik (phonetic) means don't chop me a tea kettle or some such or BS!

My dad's fav was "sacre nom de la vache" - with great vigour.

My son resorted to just plain nonsense syllables said with great venom. It really is the mode of expression, the feeling behind the words that helps us express the feelings of annoyance. Any growl or snarl would do.

Teacher at the alt HS gave me full points the other day, "I really like the way you transitioned that!" SHHEEESH!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe_F
Date: 09 May 09 - 09:32 PM

robomatic: I have never heard "Frigging in the rigging" used as an expletive, tho it would certainly be an expressive one. In the chorus of "The Good Ship Venus", however, it is to be taken literally:

    Frigging in the rigging,
    Wanking on the planking,
    Buggery in the snuggery --
    There's fuck-all else to do.

N.B. In Britain frigging, like wanking, means masturbating.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe_F
Date: 10 May 09 - 08:50 PM

Diddlyratbarf!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 09 - 01:53 AM

Does anyone think Poppycock sounds worse now than when it was in common usage? James May on TV uses the second syllable, often.

Another Pratchett one, although I heard it earlier.   ...'KIN' or 'K' used explosively, as in "You 'kin' idiot!"

A guy I know, when upset, will exit muttering 'Fossilfossilfossil..."-


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 11 May 09 - 01:57 AM

Gadzooks and Odd's Bodkins, Lad! You've left your pince nez in the pantry, by Jove!


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Allan C.
Date: 11 May 09 - 07:53 PM

One I learned a few decades ago has served me very well:

RADAFRADAFORDASEEDASAW!

Okay, it is a little difficult to sort in that form and so I'll break it down for you: Rada Frada Forda Seeda Saw! (All the a's are short, as in the word, hat.) This word is especially effective when used as something you mutter under your breath. It sounds every bit as emphatic as anything Popeye might have muttered - I think even better. Shouting it also delivers a certain amount of relief when used after smashing a finger - or such has been my experience.

The word has other uses as well. One of my favorites is to whisper it in someone's ear, but to do so with a degree of urgency in your voice. This works quite well in bars or other places where there is lots of loud stuff going on around you. The recipient of the whisper will try desperately to figure out the message which you are happy to repeat as many times as needed with the same degree of urgency.


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Monique
Date: 12 May 09 - 04:59 AM

Slag, "Sacrebleu" is French, "bleu" is a substitute for "Dieu" to avoid blasphemy and we have some others with this "bleu", though they're generally out of use or sound very old-fashioned


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 09 - 01:20 PM

My bothers call each other "silly bananas" and "ya big oafs" and "dorkfaces" and "MEANIE POO POO HEADS"...it's kinda like a truce. Affectionate names if we're not too angry...lol


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Joe_F
Date: 12 May 09 - 06:11 PM

Guest: "Poppycock" is a word that has managed to rise on the rating scale. It originally meant "soft shit".


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: Sookite
Date: 13 May 09 - 01:13 PM

When I was in high school "many" years ago....my buddies dad used to say "son of a sea cook" instead of SOB.

DG


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Al no cookie
Date: 13 May 09 - 11:28 PM

Fiddlefaddle

Al


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Subject: RE: BS: G rated swear words
From: GUEST,Rosie
Date: 14 May 09 - 11:34 AM

"Hells Bells and Bloody Boathooks!!" - an elderly friend of the family, and from my mother to the bus driver as the bus sailed past the stop - "May your Y-fronts ever gape!!"


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