Verboticism: Proxyfanity

'What did you just call me?'

DEFINITION: v. To use alternative "code words" instead of proper cuss words, in an effort to satisfy people offended by such vulgarisms. n. A word used as a replacement for an obscene or profane expletive.

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Heckspletive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hek-spli-tiv

Sentence: As the pastor of his church John can't use profane language. As a human that is subject to anger or pain, he has found his own set of heckspletives to get him through these times. Where someone else might say "Shut the F___ up", John will say "Hush the frog up". Where someone else might tell someone to "Go to Hell", John smiles tells them to "have a nice time at the BBQ". Even though he gets blank stares sometimes, he feels better that he knows what he meant.

Etymology: heck (used as a mild expression of annoyance, rejection, disgust, etc.) + expletive (an interjectory word or expression, frequently profane; an exclamatory oath)

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Allewd

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-LUDE

Sentence: Carson has a quick and clever wit and a bit of a dirty mind and will often use 'substitute' words that are intended to allewd to something raunchy.

Etymology: Play on the words 'allude' and 'lewd'... to refer to something indirectly with couched obscenity

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Cursorry

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kur sor ree

Sentence: Simon ended up using cursorry words when he was vexed. Thus was because he could no longer afford to feed the office's swear jar.

Etymology: Curse (swear;profanity) & Sorry (rue;regret;expressing sorrow)and Wordplay on Cursory (hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough)

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Placeboath

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: (like 'placebo') /pluh-SEE-bohth/

Sentence: Sandra, a mother of three children and a former radio DJ, had trained herself never to swear, but she would often use placeboaths in place of profanity. So, when she yelled at Bobby, "Cheese and Crackers!! Get your gosh darn feet off the coffee table and stop acting like a fudging sugarhead!" nobody thought it was unusual. After all, Bobby really had been acting like a sugarhead.

Etymology: Placebo - a medication prescribed more for the mental relief of the patient than for its actual effect (Latin, placebo "I shall please") + Oath - any profane expression; curse; swearword (from Middle English, ooth "swear" [to a god or diety])

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COMMENTS:

an elegant creation, I must say - stache, 2008-05-08: 08:22:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 14:21:00

Terrific! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-08: 19:37:00

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Proxpletive

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: präksplitiv

Sentence: ”What the fudge is wrong with you? You’re a frickin rock star”, fumed Iggy’s manager. ”You’re supposed to be a hard-brass who curses like a sailor and the best we can get out of you is a proxpletive”.

Etymology: proxy (a person authorized to act on behalf of another) + expletive (an oath or swear word)

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Pseudofanity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: soōdōfanətē

Sentence: Billy is sensitive to co-workers who don't care for cussing. He is very good at the use of the pseudofanity. He curses like a sailor with all the expletives replaced with substitutes. He can be such a mother fudger.

Etymology: pseudo (not genuine; sham) + profanity (blasphemous or obscene language)

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Furse

Created by: ethanb

Pronunciation: furs

Sentence: Jay uses furses around his catholic mother to avoid her ire, but in normal company he cusses like a sailor.

Etymology: "curse" + "farce"

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Blurse

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: rhymes with purse

Sentence: While reading Huck Finn in his 8th grade class, we had to blurse all the racial slurs replacing "n*****" with "no gooder".

Etymology: bleep+curse

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Codeverse

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: code/vurs

Sentence: Around the office, us lackies have to codeverse so we don't offend the boss, or her prim and proper manager with our foul language. When angry at a co-worker, we often shout at them "Go f'coffee", or "He eats hit", but so far our codeversations haven't raised the ire of the language police.

Etymology: code + converse (To engage in spoken exchange)

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Fakeswear

Bookworm699

Created by: Bookworm699

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "Fat old beach," she fakeswore under her breath.

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