I remember being told as a kid that cussing was laziness in using words. That we get stuck on 4 or 5 bad phrases and then use them for every stubbed toe or person who cuts us off in traffic. I didn’t believe it then…cussing was a novelty. But, after being exposed to a number of well turned phrases…well, now I do. For example, here’s a few from the current fictional books I’m reading:
“Egg-sucking son of a porcupine!”
“Turd eating son of a flying tortoise!”
I love these. I love the creativity of it. It’s funny. And it is so much more satisfying than just saying the popular phrases. Granted, I don’t walk around saying things much, but I would love to have a few good detailed phrases to use while I’m mowing two lots worth of foot tall grass in 90 degree heat! Just to help get through it!
In a quirk of providence, I found this on Pinterest. It’s hilarious to do and I hope I can remember a few so I can use them on the grass or when I next step on a Lego.