May
07
2009
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What the frack are the best “fake swear words”?

Holy Mackerel! (photo manipulation by Lamerie - CC-BY)The impact of an expletive comes from the timing and the tone of voice. It’s possible to achieve much the same effect with words that, in themselves, are bland enough for a superbowl commercial. Fake swearing is apparently also known as minced oaths or pseudo-profanity. Back at high school I knew a guy who could [more...]

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