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Geeman
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:50:45 PM

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Homer Simpson says, "D'oh!"

Butters says, "Hamburgers!"

Pat Boone says, "Boone!"

My grandmother used to say, "Great Caesar's Ghost!" from time to time, which always struck me as strange.

What is your favorite, non-profane, non-vulgar expletive?
nooblet
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:54:21 PM
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"Cookie!" and "Spoon!"
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:19:34 PM
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"Oh golly gosh"
"Gee wiz"
"Fiddle sticks"
xunxine
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:42:47 PM
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In a certain movie, someone says "What the fish!"
In Harry Potter, "effing" appears many time.
SpacegeekNat
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:51:58 PM

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Curses!
Bull Spit and Horsefeathers!
Nuts.
Fargin' bastage! (from Johnny Dangerously. Not that anyone else has seen that stupid movie lol)
xsmith
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:25:53 PM
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Oh sugar! instead of Oh sh**!Sick
KhaleeqaIDRUS
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:37:51 PM
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I don't curse a lot *LOL* But if I'm annoyed or pissed off, the words that usually spatted out of my mouth spontaneously are,

"Oh NO!"
"O! M! G! Oh my Gooooodddd!"
(shrieking)
"Oh my goodness!"

And some words more in Malay such as,

"Bengong!" which is pronounced as 'bae'-'ngong' that means idiot.
"Bodoh!" which means stupid.
"Sengal!" which is pronounced as 'se'-'ngal' that means eccentric.

Some Malay words if they're translated in English, they don't sound so callous. That's why some prefer to curse in English. *LOL* no offense.
TYSON
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:41:05 PM
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"Oh for the love of Christmas Trees!"

The TV show Father Ted uses "FECK".

Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:46:03 PM
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"creasers jist" or is that spoonerism?
sandraleesmith46
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:46:56 PM
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horse puckeys
TYSON
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:58:30 PM
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sweet screaming monkeys!

and
Holy flirking schnidt! (as spoken by Kodos from The Simpsons)
Brenster
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:13:19 AM
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Don't worry Spacegeeknat, I remember Johnny Dangerously also. Thought I was the only one to remember!
there was also "Cork Sucking Icehole", can't remember any more.
What about things like "Dang Gummit", "Dag Nabbit" etc....

My father used to say "strike me bloody pink" as a mild expletive.
saintvivant1
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:27:25 AM
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My Grandmother said, "Oh my stars and garters"
grammargeek
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:53:46 AM
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A few that I've heard before, more than any others (not counting the even more ridiculous ones I've heard on TV, but almost never in real life) include these:

Oh fudge!

And already mentioned:

Fiddlesticks! (I used to say that one when I was kid.)

Sugar!
Nibbles
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:57:56 AM
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shucks, golly gosh shucks gee wiz that looks like a cheeze whiz stain on a blue dress left for a solicitor general to question while ignoring wide stances taken in public airport restrooms amongst fellow party goers who are nuttin' but buddies before running off to baylor, or to bail her out

then again, what ever happened in rock creek park with that other politician's intern

where is the beef, prolly dumped in a frigid witch's dog dish

bollock bearing bovine excrementing fornicating swine urinal artists

velveeta



Tovarish wrote:
"Oh golly gosh"
"Gee wiz"
"Fiddle sticks"
chetanrocks
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 2:35:51 AM
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I've heard people saying.. "Oh freak"
One is weird.. "Shit of it"
owlishmonstrosity
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 2:57:55 AM
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son of your father
gargoyle
golly gee
goodness gracious
hetchuvaygolly
ashhhhhhh
Brick wall
bird's eye view
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 3:17:46 AM
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Goodness know where it comes from but how about "Jumping Jehosaphats" Anybody know its origin?
Blodybeef
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 3:26:48 AM

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captain Haddock used to say
"oh! for the love of bearded whales!"
Nibbles
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 3:58:21 AM
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I thought it 'twas, biblical, as I recall, "...great jumping jehosaphats..."

or something to that effect, something about jesus and phat whores and jehovas witnesses and bare toes on hot desert sand...


bird's eye view wrote:
Goodness know where it comes from but how about "Jumping Jehosaphats" Anybody know its origin?
dylana
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:10:40 AM
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Scarlett O'Hara's fiddle-dee-dee
bird's eye view
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:37:46 AM
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Nibbles wrote:


I thought it 'twas, biblical, as I recall, "...great jumping jehosaphats..."

or something to that effect, something about jesus and phat whores and jehovas witnesses and bare toes on hot desert sand...


bird's eye view wrote:
Goodness know where it comes from but how about "Jumping Jehosaphats" Anybody know its origin?


Thank you Nibbles, I also wondered about a biblical origin for the phrase. I don't know about the bare toes and hot desert sands bit though. Perhaps animated spiritual elation?? But whatever it is, I suspect it was originally somewhat disrespectful. Nowadays, on the rare occasions that I hear the phrase, it is more an exclamation of surprise.

uuaschbaer
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:53:29 AM

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bird's eye view wrote:
Nibbles wrote:


I thought it 'twas, biblical, as I recall, "...great jumping jehosaphats..."

or something to that effect, something about jesus and phat whores and jehovas witnesses and bare toes on hot desert sand...


bird's eye view wrote:
Goodness know where it comes from but how about "Jumping Jehosaphats" Anybody know its origin?


Thank you Nibbles, I also wondered about a biblical origin for the phrase. I don't know about the bare toes and hot desert sands bit though. Perhaps animated spiritual elation?? But whatever it is, I suspect it was originally somewhat disrespectful. Nowadays, on the rare occasions that I hear the phrase, it is more an exclamation of surprise.



NOAD suspects it to be, have been, a euphemism for 'Jesus'.

Jehoshaphat |jəˈhä sh əˌfat; -ˈhäs-| (also Jehosaphat)
a king of Judah in the mid 9th century BC.
• [as exclam. ] (also jumping Jehoshaphat) a mild expletive : Jehoshaphat! That would be ghastly. [ORIGIN: probably a euphemism for Jesus .]
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 6:20:44 AM

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Mother Mary and Moses!
MarySM
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:19:02 AM
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Dang! and Darn!
maxchannel1997
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:47:47 AM
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my friend David always says "oh Golly!" because our math teacher doesn't like "crap". But once I heard someone say, "I can't say shizz, so I say 'Holy Cinnamon Buns with strawberries!" It's hilarious.
Vickster
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:48:35 AM
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My little guy says... E Gatz!!
HoosierDaddy
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 8:56:15 AM

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I have a co-worker that often uses:
Mother pus buckets
Son of a biscuit eater
oxymoron
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 9:08:06 AM
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Here in UK, Gordon Bennet, Jesus wept, Rhubarb Rhubarb, one of my favourites from a Ry Cooder track is tearful suffocation.
Raparee
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 9:11:51 AM

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Frick, frell, futz, and flibbertygibbit! Yes, they're all Fs. *snerk*

I will use dagnabbit as well, though not often. And "Oh fer the love of...," which is normally left hanging, but is similar to "Fer cryin out loud!" Both of those are literally said "fer" and not "for" most of the time.

Beyond that, I just tend to grumble nonsensical things.
rluna
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 10:32:53 AM
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SpacegeekNat wrote:
Curses!
Bull Spit and Horsefeathers!
Nuts.
Fargin' bastage! (from Johnny Dangerously. Not that anyone else has seen that stupid movie lol)


You shouldn't hang me on a hook, Johnny. My father hung me on a hook once....once.
rluna
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 10:35:21 AM
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Raparee wrote:
Frick, frell, futz, and flibbertygibbit! Yes, they're all Fs. *snerk*

I will use dagnabbit as well, though not often. And "Oh fer the love of...," which is normally left hanging, but is similar to "Fer cryin out loud!" Both of those are literally said "fer" and not "for" most of the time.

Beyond that, I just tend to grumble nonsensical things.


Scrubs rules. :D
Raparee
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 10:54:01 AM

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rluna wrote:
Scrubs rules. :D

While that may be, I've never actually seen it, so what do they use that I use? Eh?
rluna
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:47:50 PM
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Raparee wrote:
rluna wrote:
Scrubs rules. :D

While that may be, I've never actually seen it, so what do they use that I use? Eh?


Elliot Reed uses the word "Frick" in place of the "F word." The way she says it always brings the giggles. It is the one and only place I have ever heard that word. :)
nooblet
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:55:58 PM
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I used to use that word back when I was a kid when I'd get my mouth washed with soap if I used real curse words. I don't think it's that rare, really.
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