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New swear words—really good ones

(74 Posts)
Baggs Sun 08-Jul-18 08:25:09

"By great Odin's raven" (@Hopkai)

"By the beard of Zeus" (@TrevorOsborne)

Fennel Sun 08-Jul-18 09:56:36

There are some very unpleasant Yiddish curses:

Eglantine21 Sun 08-Jul-18 11:21:35


Just been reading Anne Maccaffrey.

henetha Sun 08-Jul-18 11:25:33

I had a friend who always shouted "Pigs in fields" when angry.

lemongrove Sun 08-Jul-18 13:24:21

Shall we revive *’Ods Bodkins’ !? Popular in the 1600’s, time for a revival.
What was the name of the dog ( in The Perishers) that always said ‘ By the good Lord Harry!’
Or even ‘Gordon Bennet!’

Oopsadaisy53 Sun 08-Jul-18 13:28:36

‘Christchurch near Bournemouth,’ was often muttered under our breath, (we lived nearby)

lemongrove Sun 08-Jul-18 13:28:46

But if it has to be totally new then how about
‘By Donald’s Quiff!’

OldMeg Sun 08-Jul-18 13:37:13

What polite people we are. Even our swear words ar3 middle class!

lemongrove Sun 08-Jul-18 13:59:23

I presumed from the examples given by the OP that non offensive oaths were the idea.

OldMeg Sun 08-Jul-18 14:07:19

It says ‘swear words’ not ‘oaths’!

Two entirely different things IMO - vicars could be forgiven for using an oath 🤨

gillybob Sun 08-Jul-18 14:58:24

At the risk of being told off by PM again for being “ill bred and insensitive “ (among other things) I bloody well like “Crikey O’Reilly” wink

maryeliza54 Sun 08-Jul-18 17:13:47

gilly told off by PM? Really?😱 I didn’t know TM was on GN

BBbevan Sun 08-Jul-18 19:55:36

I had a friend who always said ' Horlicks'

Wheniwasyourage Sun 08-Jul-18 20:05:25

There's a road sign in Pitlochry which my DM always thought made a splendid one. It says Dam and Fishladder.

1974cookie Sun 08-Jul-18 20:22:39

A friend of mine used to say 'Fishhooks' when miffed.

Greyduster Sun 08-Jul-18 20:39:50

“Ye gods and little fishes!” when particularly frustrated!

FarNorth Sun 08-Jul-18 20:47:59


lemongrove Sun 08-Jul-18 22:32:24

gilly......somebody on GN actually pm’d you to be offensive? It does happen, sadly.

Bathsheba Sun 08-Jul-18 22:43:53

I once worked at a wine merchants, where a favourite exclamation from one of the directors was 'Schloss Bockelheimer'. Perfect, in my opinion grin

muffinthemoo Sun 08-Jul-18 22:48:16

I have adopted the Swedish “fyfan” as a child-friendly alternative to what I really want to say. It is however a curse word in Swedish rather than a polite exclamation

gillybob Sun 08-Jul-18 23:01:10

Yes Lemon Someone PM’d me ( ha ha sadly not Teresa May... * MaryEliza* ) to reprimand me for using the word “bloody” on the very funny jigsaw thread. Apparently my use of this disgusting word was highly insensitive to her and meant that I was ill bred, along with a few other choice things . shock

Bathsheba Sun 08-Jul-18 23:08:21

gillybob I am shocked shock - not at you, I hasten to add, but at your PM-er. Does she live in an enclosed order somewhere? I bet the Mother Superior doesn't know she's sneaking onto GN in between her prayers.

gillybob Sun 08-Jul-18 23:13:27

Exactly what I thought Bathsheba. I can’t insgine anyone being so sensitive that they would be so deeply offended by the word “bloody” but hey ho it takes all sorts . hmm

Eglantine21 Mon 09-Jul-18 07:24:38

MaryEliza complaining about someone being insensitive and offensive?

That takes the biscuit!

Nandalot Mon 09-Jul-18 08:26:17

DH got ‘reprimanded’ by DGD (7) for wearing his Victor Meldrew tshirt (he uses it as PJ top in hot weather) which has ‘Bloody Hell’ with a picture of Victor on it.