OBG – Slide show: 12 ways to swear like an Adventist

Look what we dug up from the archives!

1.) "Freak"

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Actually, "frick" is more common, but it's hard to find a photo for that word. More often used as "freakin'" or "frickin," or in the phrase, "What the freak!"(Photo by Iggy35 via wikipedia)

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  1. Kate

    Think that I grew up with “Good Grief!” for expressing shock and confusion. When one word fit the bill, “shucks” came along (My saintly aunt’s father was a corn farmer) which worked well until I got a Shuck married into the family.

  2. Christian Baby

    We ignored the one I’ve only ever heard with Adventists: “Oh my word.” I’ve never known if it is a way of replacing the “L” with a “w” or was also meant to slyly slip in Hie name after all, Jesus being The Word. Perhaps that’s a bit too intellectual…

  3. Julie Ensign

    My grandmother wouldn’t actually SAY anything, but she would huff loudly and gustily when annoyed–Gpa told her that was worse, because our Evil Heathen Imaginations were tempted to ‘fill in the blanks’…

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