10 alternatives to saying F**k...

We sware to much, and in doing so loose the impact of the word F**k...
So, what about some alternatives to use, and save the robust language for "special occasions"...
Its just a thought...

A_B...
1

"Goodness gracious"...

polite and enquiring...
2

"Gordon Bennitt."..

One my mother used to use frequently...(googe him / it)
3

"Damn my Duck pond"...

Taken from the tv series "black adder 3"...
4

"Well i never"...

One my father used to use...
5

"Well Ill be damned"...

Another one that was used in the family as i was growing up...
6

"Well ill be buggered"...

Oddly enough, though a common expression in the 60s, its still pretty strong stuff for a six year old to have heard on occasions...
But then i had no idea what buggery was....
7

"Dammit"....

Just watch any episode of 24 to get a handle on Jack Bauers favorite pissed off mantra...
8

"Sod off"...

Anyone here remember the great poster from the 70s?....
9

"Well ill be Jiggered"....

Whats Jiggered?.....
10

Now your turn....

Any favorites, or should I just shut the f*ck up?....

Thats it...
See, there are alternatives, and you'll be suprised at peoples responses when you dont use the obvious replies to statements....

Regards...A_B...

Comments (29)

Shinegirl
FUDGE! Remember from "A Christmas Story?" laugh
sunnydaygal
phuck
that's awesome
laugh
I think all of this nuckin futs
confused What the freaking heck?
evan8809se
Smoke a wet fag ??
boomboxgal
ohfor fork sakes.
victoriatag
a funny alternative is "frick".lol
jac_the_gripper
My dad, old brigade, a proper gentleman and just a teeny weeny autistically unemotional, on spilling milk in the fridge came out with...

Hmm. I'll swear.
Prairriescooner
Good job! Now if only we could get the young kids to read this and take heed.
Thanks for posting this list.handshake
Brianebartlett
"Holy crap"
dag gone it & dog gone it instead of da_n or F**k

son of a gun instead of sob

good grief instead of a lot of swear words
MarieLeveau
Oh for "fracks" sake.. from Battlestar Gallactica
ShesSoSilly
Love it! rolling on the floor laughing
Reminds me of one of my favorite commercials.
domnic
Bucking Fastered is also a close one!
leturlightshine
Replace Shut the f*ck up with Shut the front door,
Fudge off!! instead of f*ck off. Freakin ashslow, instead of f*cking assho*e. Runt instead of *unt.
Bullship instead of bull Shi*
Scubadiva
Bite me!
usmc59
MOTHER STICKER !!
tippaC29
Feckgrin
cruiser68
One my grandma used, who I never heard swear, was,
CHEESE AND RICE, instead of Jesus Christ, and it had to be something bad to get her to say even that......
_Peanut
ahhhh FUDGE !
madelief
I never understood the whole English s*xual orientated swearing?!?
"F*ck you" is a nice thing isn't it? So why swear with it?
I mean I kind of get it but since English is my second language not to the full extend. Grin I still feel the urge to say "why thank you" if someone would say that to me.

I am Dutch (maybe that explains it)
ConnectRespect
Damn My Duck Pond!..that's a funny one lol
laugh
About_Blank
From Sept 13....

Thanks for the comments guys...

@ Reb...
In Ireland there is a commonly used word "Feck", now it doesn't take a scientist to figure out its a corruption of f*ck, but heres the kicker...You will here it used on radio and television well before the watershead (sorry, thats a time before adult content can be broadcasted on radio and tv), and the discriptives "Feckin" and "Fecker" are used in equal measure...
For the want of 1 letter, the message is well and truely "gotten across", God bless the Irish!...thumbs up...

@ Professor....
"Bum", yeah, i like that!...Have you caught TVs "Top Gear"?...
I ask because of the presenter James May, commonly heard using the word "c*ck" in times of mild irritation, slightly more crude that "Oh my word", but wonderfully satisfying when used in the moment...And i must confess to saying "Tits" on many an occasion, though not in female company...rolling on the floor laughing...

@ Dogfather (like the name)....
Loving "Twod", origins please?...And "Blow me down", how could i have forgotten that one?, indeed another used by my mother...
There was something about people who grew up between the wars (1 and 2) that there language was more, shall I say gentle and even creative...

A_B...wave
TheDogfather
fANTASTIC how about twod or even well i will go to the foot of our stairs or well blow me down
The_Professor
I tend to use 'Bum' as my catchall swear word. Certainly when my son is staying with me; although normally only used as a general swear word. For the immediate relief following a hammer blow to my thumb, I try to maintain calm decorum and maybe go red and say BumBumBumBum, otherwise, if it really hurts, there is no painkiller like "f*ck Hell that bastarding hurts" then maybe ramble on with more swear words until I run out of breath.

mumbling
friggin/usa.
About_Blank
Thankyou both for your kind comments...

The richness of the english language never fails to amaze me...
And as i have mentioned in some of the forum threads over time, our use of language and a general sense of "dumbing down" has been a tragedy of near greek preportions...
For a wonderfull twist on foul language i highly recommend a film called "The Fantastic Mr Fox" (adapted from a story by Roald Dahl), where any time a sware word was warrented the word "cuss" was used instead...Just delightfull...

Again, thanks for your comments...

A_B...handshake
ru4eva
Thats a flocking good list there you basket... laugh
CharliGirl
You had me laughing till i almost had to change my pants..... i love the alternative swear words you suggest. heard a lot of them when i was living in Manchester in the 90s. i love the Gordon Bennitt one. have heard it a few times by friends here in SA that grew up in the UK. Your comment about the "buggery" was the one that got me running.......
well done.... i love it......... will come back to read them many more times, just to laugh... till i have to run.......
cheerio,
charli
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