Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 4/8

There are times in my life when I feel the need for an exclamation, but the situation doesn’t really warrant profanity.  Like when I’m working on a project and I misplace my screwdriver three times in a row, or when my dog starts to bark at the squirrel in the yard again. When stuff like this happens, I like to non-swear.  I get to express my irritation without crossing over into expletive laced rage, and somehow it makes the times I do feel like cussing even more satisfying.

My two favorites right now are “Jiminy Crickets!” and the classic Yosemite Sam – “Razzenfrazen rackinfrackin frack!”

How about you?  Do you guys have any swear substitutes that you like?

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14 replies on “LTP: 4/8”

I like to scream “Why would you do that?”
It applies to most things: stubbing my toe, dogs barking at strangers, walking out with wrong set of keys, and strangers cutting in front of me in line at the grocery store with her four kids and questioning prices on everything without having a single ad or coupon in hand- “The sign says this is $x, you charged me $x+.49”- …. ahem.
You can’t get in trouble for asking that question. Also, when you call people out on their bad behavior, they might stop. Or you at least embarrass them enough to make them reconsider.
The dogs, though, they just don’t get it.

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