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(Atlas Obscura)   How we get words like dagnabbit and dadgummit. It's a taboo deformation, and it's what we say when we can't say what we want to say. What do you say?   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 5:51:48 AM  
IIIIIIIt's a clinkerrrr!!!
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2021-04-18 6:56:23 AM  
Hurry up with that swear jar, Drew.
 
2021-04-18 6:59:32 AM  
Oh smeggen 'ell.
 
2021-04-18 7:07:27 AM  
If I said it, the filter would change it.
 
2021-04-18 7:22:36 AM  
I say, no talking like a grizzled 1890's prospector, consarnit!
 
2021-04-18 7:23:18 AM  
Mein Neger
 
2021-04-18 7:23:25 AM  
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2021-04-18 7:23:54 AM  
Bugs Bunny taught me all I need to know
 
2021-04-18 7:25:01 AM  
Who gives a Farking shiat?
 
2021-04-18 7:29:55 AM  
Authentic Frontier Gibberish
Youtube ke5Mr5eCF2U
 
2021-04-18 7:30:00 AM  

Arkanaut: I say, no talking like a grizzled 1890's prospector, consarnit!


Hey now...That's authentic frontier gibberish...
 
2021-04-18 7:31:19 AM  
Successful and Attractive African American, please.
 
2021-04-18 7:32:02 AM  
I say Fark that shiat.
 
2021-04-18 7:32:58 AM  
Is this like the evangelicals and mormons saying frick or frickin so they don't offend their stupid asshole god by saying fark like a normal human?
 
2021-04-18 7:33:43 AM  

A snake wearing a sweater: Is this like the evangelicals and mormons saying frick or frickin so they don't offend their stupid asshole god by saying fark like a normal human?


I guess their god is easily deceived.
 
2021-04-18 7:37:19 AM  
Heck, yeah!

It's also like like saying "oh, jeez!"
 
2021-04-18 7:39:25 AM  
Fak!
 
2021-04-18 7:43:59 AM  
I will swear, but once i had kids, i started doing this....which I still do, even thougj they're adults.

Muttley Swearing
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2021-04-18 7:46:54 AM  
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2021-04-18 7:47:30 AM  

kokomo61: I will swear, but once i had kids, i started doing this....which I still do, even thougj they're adults.

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shiat!! became SCHEISS!! when I had kids.
 
2021-04-18 7:47:37 AM  
Tarnation!

/and reintarnation
 
2021-04-18 7:50:53 AM  
"Godfrey Daniels"
- WC Fields
 
2021-04-18 7:52:22 AM  
I'm shocked that we use the word "bear" in english instead of the Proto-Indo-European guttural noises that someone else used to call them.

/lost interest in the article after that hogwash
 
2021-04-18 7:53:49 AM  
Well, let's see.  There's oh spit, well's bells, and cheesy rice.  That's three off the top of my head.  But then, I do some part time work for a church, and even they know to stay away from me when I'm dealing with Outlook.  Fortunately, I work for a liberal denomination that knows it's more for the delicate ears of the easily offended members than God, who hears our innermost thoughts.  May as well say it, since you've already thought it.

I quit considering delicate ears and social conventions when our last administration thought describing other countries as shiatholes was just fine and dandy.  And until that cabal abjectly and utterly apologizes for being so disrespectful of others, I will continue to call them and their followers the same.
 
2021-04-18 7:54:23 AM  
Well f-word THAT s-word, man!
 
2021-04-18 7:55:20 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Arkanaut: I say, no talking like a grizzled 1890's prospector, consarnit!

Hey now...That's authentic frontier gibberish...


I call it bigotry. It's because of treatment like that we don't have 1890's prospectors anymore. It's hard enough panning or digging for riches based on bar talk without being mocked. We all talk funny to people somewhere or some when else.
 
2021-04-18 7:55:29 AM  
Except on Fark, I generally say exactly what I think; I'm old and completely out of both shiats and farks and haven't ordered replacements.

Do not ask me questions you don't want answered.
 
2021-04-18 7:55:42 AM  
Also, I'm partial to 'Jeez-o-Pete', which was in my family when I was growing up.

/and 'dangnangit' which I'm pretty sure was from The Dukes Of Hazzard
 
2021-04-18 7:56:28 AM  
Swear, or do not swear.  There is no farking  taboo deformation.
 
2021-04-18 7:56:34 AM  
I'm not and never have been a practicing christian, but I invoke j-man by name umpteen times per day. it's a weird thing.
 
2021-04-18 7:57:30 AM  

Jeff5: Do not ask me questions you don't want answered.


I say this verbetim at least twice a week.
 
2021-04-18 7:57:45 AM  
Frig off, Randy
 
2021-04-18 8:01:06 AM  
Flowery Twats:

Will need to remember that one. We try "shrimp" but I never remember and I just say shiat anyway. It's hilarious to hear a kid say "oh shiat"
 
2021-04-18 8:04:05 AM  
I like to say "Todd knows." In part out of respect for the very religious and potentially keeping at least that one sin off my final tally, maybe a bit of mockery, but mainly because practically everybody knows Todd that the usage has more credibility.
 
2021-04-18 8:04:57 AM  
Mother Trucker.

Felgercarb!
 
2021-04-18 8:05:00 AM  
Yagottabrfarkinkiddinme.
 
2021-04-18 8:05:04 AM  
I think the best one ever created was "Shut the F...ront door!"

Also, obvious headline is obvious.  It is also the reason that words like heck and darn were created.  And if you really want a lesson in how this works, watch a the first episode of The Good Place.  Holy forking shirt.
 
2021-04-18 8:05:22 AM  
My favourite sillyness is "cuss", used by people too refained (sic) to sully their lips with "curse".
 
2021-04-18 8:05:36 AM  
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2021-04-18 8:06:45 AM  
Fradge
 
2021-04-18 8:08:51 AM  
There hasn't been any dadgum taboo deformation round these parts for twenty five years!
 
2021-04-18 8:08:59 AM  
And as for the "bear" and "smiting" thing, it depends entirely on the bear. Some bore all the way in for a bite attack to the body while others prefer to get close and lead with a paw stroke; if a 1,000 pound grizzly gets you with a good right you have forevermore been smitten.

There are reliable reports of the prairie grizzly, which may have been a separate subspecies or just a population of big bears that refused to retreat into the mountains like the rest of the bears, killing grown bison with this paw stroke, instant broken neck. (These are the bears the Lewis and Clark gang had to shoot a dozen times to kill)

Needless to say (but I will anyway) a right hook that will break a bison's neck would make a medical examiner wait for DNA results before committing to what species you were...
 
2021-04-18 8:09:12 AM  
Motherchucker.
 
2021-04-18 8:15:47 AM  
I say, "FARK you and the username you logged in on."
 
2021-04-18 8:15:58 AM  
frack.  monkeyfarming.
 
2021-04-18 8:16:08 AM  
Well pork my azz and call me a beeyotch.
 
2021-04-18 8:16:37 AM  
I don't swear like I used to. I actually stopped swearing in the Army. My buddies and I went to a little biker bar outside Fort Benning one Saturday afternoon and started playing pool. There were only a few people there because it was just around lunchtime. I missed an easy shot and loudly dropped the f-bomb. The place got quiet. This big biker walked up to me and said, "Mama doesn't allow any cursing in her bar." I looked over at the bar and this skinny old woman was giving me the skunk eye. I apologized to her, finished my beer and left.

Now I call people out when they use the f-bomb as an adjective. "That f-ing truck won't start!" My reply is "What kind of truck? I didn't know they made trucks that will do that."
 
2021-04-18 8:19:08 AM  
Motherfunker.
 
2021-04-18 8:19:17 AM  

NoGods: I don't swear like I used to. I actually stopped swearing in the Army. My buddies and I went to a little biker bar outside Fort Benning one Saturday afternoon and started playing pool. There were only a few people there because it was just around lunchtime. I missed an easy shot and loudly dropped the f-bomb. The place got quiet. This big biker walked up to me and said, "Mama doesn't allow any cursing in her bar." I looked over at the bar and this skinny old woman was giving me the skunk eye. I apologized to her, finished my beer and left.

Now I call people out when they use the f-bomb as an adjective. "That f-ing truck won't start!" My reply is "What kind of truck? I didn't know they made trucks that will do that."


I'm a sailor (not the Navy kind), live and work aboard full time.

I try not to swear much around paying passengers.

But anyone who knows me, family friends etc. Start looking around worriedly when I stopswearing. Cause that's when shiat is getting real.
 
2021-04-18 8:20:36 AM  
Heck is where you go if you don't believe in gosh.
 
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