My Grandmother on my mother's side was a real lady. She never raised her voice to me. She dressed impeccably. She knew the manners that were appropriate in places like church, the supermarket and in her home. This is kind of amazing when you consider that she was raised in dire poverty to a nomadic family who once crossed the country in a covered wagon (well after cars were on the road).
She never cursed once in front of me. And when you consider the kind of child I was......you might think that was also amazing.
Anyway, whenever she got frustrated she would say, "sugar". I remember thinking, "what is she talking about?". However, as I got older I realized this was her substitute for a curse word that I won't name here.
My parents weren't cursers. At least not in front of me. I remember hearing my Dad on the phone when I was eleven or twelve and hearing him say, "Son of a B%^%$". I started laughing and I remember running to tell Gunny....because I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. Dad said a curse!
I myself like to curse for laughs. And on the basketball court. And sometimes in traffic. And often when... well, you get the picture. However, in front of little children it is not appropriate, so here is my list of curse substitutes....try them at home. They get the job done. Believe me.
"Shut the Front Door" its better if you say it like this: Shut.The.Front.Door...because people think you are going to say something else.
"Holy Crap Batman!"
"Son of a Gun"
"See ya, sucker"
"Shut it, Wendy"
"Too Late. Had your chance. Muffed it"
Most of these are quotes from movies that the princesses and I have seen together so they know the context. What are your favorite curse substitutes? Do share.