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?