Old-fashioned swear words in English


  • admins

    OK, so I'm a word collector. I love the history of words, how the landscape of words we use has changed over time, and how we can bring back old words to make our language today a little bit more colourful.

    With this in mind, I'd like to share this great little article that came my way about old-fashioned swear words that we should bring back into use!

    Personally, I've been using the word "cripes" for a long time just because it's fun to say...

    Got any other good ones to add to the list? Would love to see what everyone else comes up with!



  • "Partially, this is because of religious standards. It's perfectly acceptable to say "Jesus Christ!" or "God Almighty!" without anybody threatening you with a heresy charge" the article says. Maybe that's so, but it's completely unacceptable to me. I am not a fan of euphemisms either!
    My brother used to say "Buddha!" when he was a child, just to annoy our agnostic Buddhist-leaning mother.
    Please don't say "Bloody Nora" - because Nora was my mother's name and she had no discernible sense of humour and would not have been pleased!


  • Lingvist graduate

    Will you add "this old-fashioned swear words" to the vocabulary available on Lingvist ? 😉


 

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