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

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12.) "That turkey"

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Oh my lands, the big guns have come out. We've only heard this phrase used during severe levels of irritation, so if you're around when an Adventist says it---oh snap! You better freakin' watch out because the ish is about to hit the fan, rats!

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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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