Ah, swearing without really swearing. It’s loads of fun. Not only does it mean you can curse at work, in meetings and in front of small children when you’re really mad, these words are so silly, quaint and old-fashioned in some cases, they’ll just make you smile instead. Your anger might even dissipate, leaving you in a much better mood. So go ahead and curse away!
Here are the six I use almost every day as an online project manager:
- Gosh Darn It!
- Holy Cats!
- Nuts to that!
- Ef that!
- Wow! That really hurts a lot! (Most commonly used after running into doors, the corner of my desk, the wall .etc. I like to let everyone know exactly how I’m feeling at all times.)
- Shut the front door!
- Well Hell’s bells! (remember Huck Finn?)