Profanity is socially offensive language, also referred to as cursing, cussing or swearing, with cuss words (American English vernacular), curse words, swear words, bad words, or expletives. It is language usually seen as impolite, rude, or offensive.
Here I want to explore language that can be used that avoids being rude, but allows you express your dislike or feelings about something in a way that is less offensive.
This list includes words that maybe only a child might use, and many are pure American English, but several words are useful for alternatives commonly used to avoid the f- word. I have often used 'sugar,' 'Oh my god,' and 'good grief' is another favourite.
I learned a few new words reading this Mirror article, but have never used any of them:
And for those who really want to show off their knowledge of Shakespeare...