Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Keeping It PG

Keeping a family-friendly site is harder than it looks...

I ran across a forum, today, that listed folks favorite substitute swear words. Since school is starting back, and little folks with little ears will overrun us all, I thought I might share it and a few other cute sites with you guys.  Heck, maybe I can use some of them to curb my own cussing. Then again, how can you catch a wave upon the sand?

The first place is just a community forum on a hobby site. I like "smoogies", "fluffernuts", and "eishkabagles".

Next up, theforce.net has a forum thread dedicated to the not-really-swear words used in Star Wars. "Stang" is kind of cute, and might make my brother and his friends giggle.

Lastly, Topless Robot has a list of curse words from Firefly/Serenity. If you're not familiar with the show/movie (and why the heck aren't you? They're fantastic!), the characters speak English, but swear in Mandarin. This made things a little quirky, and helped get around those pesky censors. Now, technically, if you use these, you're still swearing, but no one will be the wiser. Well, not counting people who are fluent in Mandarin. Those, you might really offend, so proceed with caution. I might also add, the linked post gives translations and definitions, so while funny, it isn't exactly safe for work.

Anybody have a favorite substitute swear to share with the rest of the class?

1 comment:

  1. yeah, you've met both me and the man. you know what our language is like. no substitutes here. when we use the f-word, we go for the gold.


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