Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #21

Thirteen Phrases that you can substitute for real bad words, when you are around your kids.

We have terrible potty mouths and are real bad about keeping it clean in front of the kids. So here's a list of safe 'bad' words.

  1. Oh My Gosh!
  2. Shoot!
  3. Oh fiddlesticks!
  4. Goodness sakes alive!
  5. Yahtzee!
  6. Oh fudge brownie!
  7. Gooey Gooey Gum-Drops!
  8. Man that guy can be a real "JA" = (Jack-ass)
  9. Ohhhh Man! (said in a Bart Simpson way)
  10. Where the FENG SHUI is that dog?
  11. Aswipe - pronounced "As Wee Pae" (stolen from SNL)
  12. Crikey!
  13. And here are some suggestions that I found that I want to try - "Jimminy Hee Ha", "Cheese and Rice", "Shut The Front Door!", "What the Fish?", "Eef!", "Sufferin Sucotash", "Ai Caramba", "Fargin Iceholes", "Mother of Pearl", "Blasted", "Shazbat", "Oh for the sake of Pete" and "BADWORDBADWORDBADWORD!!!".


Patti January 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM  

Great list! We just started a jar because my boys each have a word that they like to say (not a curse word but not nice words either). When they say it they have to put a nickel in the jar. Suffice it to say ... I was embarassed when they told me I had to do it when I said a curse word. Oops! :O I use Oh Pooh Sticks! a lot. :)

Robin January 10, 2008 at 10:35 AM  

Oh fudge and oh sugar are popular around here. Not that we always manage to catch ourselves though. I'm now forced to explain to my first-grader why mom gets to say oh shit but he doesn't...

Laura January 10, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

I use "Crumbs" and "Peas and Carrots" a LOT...

Faith January 10, 2008 at 11:32 AM  

Great list. I use "Gorammit" a lot (I'm a Joss Whedon/Firefly fan). Happy TT!

mom huebert January 10, 2008 at 11:47 AM  

Our teenage boys tend to say things like "holy cow," or, more recently, "holy crap." (Is that a bad word?) Once in a while we say "Blankity-Blank"-- as in, "that blankity-blank cat won't get out of my way!"

ellen b. January 10, 2008 at 11:56 AM  

Ha! Yep I've used quite a few of those in my day!

Open Grove Claudia January 10, 2008 at 12:45 PM  

Hey! I still use some of those - and freakin'. lol! Great substitutes. I think it takes conscious effort to not just react. Well done!

Happy TT.

Nap Warden January 10, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

We are a Holy Moly house...Yes, I feel like a dork saying it!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC January 10, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

We've gotten really good with Drat. And, boy wonder yesterday says, "What's drat mean?" It took all my will power to refrain from saying, "Honey, it's the new way to say damn."

Susan Helene Gottfried January 10, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

Oh fudge brownie?

Too funny!

Nicholas January 11, 2008 at 12:41 AM  

I don't have small children round here so I can go for gold when I swear, but when have to use euphemisms I usually substitute the names of tow or three certain well known people whom I do not hold in particularly high esteem!

Malcolm January 11, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

Some of the ones that I use include: Dang, darn, and shoot. Shazbat made me think of Mork from Ork.

By the way, I have provided the answers to my TT about Jack Nicholson movie quotes in the comments section of the post.

Dane Bramage January 11, 2008 at 4:05 PM  

Farging Iceholes is a favorite of mine. The kids like to say "Oh Snap" a lot from Disney Channel. And freakin'. Freakin' gets a lot of air time around my house.

Thanks for visiting my T13 yesterday; 13 Quips Heard During Colonoscopies. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

AJ Chase January 11, 2008 at 5:39 PM  

I dated a guy who said, "Goodnight!" a lot as an exclamation of surprise or disdain. I tend to favor freaking but there's also flipping and I say, "Gosh Darnit" a lot

Lynne February 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

Those are great! My daughter taught me one but I've never figured out how to spell it, chachtsky, it the best I can do and it mean junk or cr*p.

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