Verboticism: Subterfeud

'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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Putresoteric

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: Pyu-tres-oh--TER-ik

Sentence: What was said, in a putresoteric drone, by the old "sea-salt" that made the seasoned skanky-ho blush so profoundly?

Etymology: Blend of PUTRESCENCE: rotting; fig: obscene or profane; vulgar; as foul words or language & ESOTERIC: "belonging to the inner circle," private, secret, confidential.

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Poophemism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: poooooo fem isum

Sentence: She let out a string of poophemisms that included a banker, a brickhead and several ducks

Etymology: euphemism, poo

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Smutstitute

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: smut-stih-toot

Sentence: Because I work in a kindergarten I maintein a constant cuss diet and will resort to using smutstitute words when I am really gee-golly ticked off at some wing-nut. Though I'd reaally like to tell them to go fudge themselves!!

Etymology: smut + substitute

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 14:24:00

Perfect! - Tigger, 2008-05-08: 18:57:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-08: 19:20:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-08: 19:34:00

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Ooophemism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ooooooo fem iz em

Sentence: They used several ooophemisms including a poophemism, some brewphemisms and several screwphemisms.

Etymology: oooooooh, euphemism

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COMMENTS:

oooooooh - love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 14:20:00

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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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Subterpheme

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: sŭb'tər-fēm'

Sentence: "GOT DANDRUFF, SOMEOFITITCHES!" Grandpa shouted his well-known subterpheme, as he bonked his thumb with the ball-peen hammer for the third time.

Etymology: 'sub,' short for underwater marine vessel, also used to describe an oversized sandwich served on long bread; 'terph,' alt. of turf, locale where one finds one's homies; 'eme,' collapsed form of e-me, avatar used as an on-line representation of oneself.

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Elseswear

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: els-swair

Sentence: Howie Mandel always uses vulgarities, but Ed Begley Jr. speaks like a saint. Elseswears come out of his mouth in place of curse words even when he's talking about Mark Harmon and Denzel Washington.

Etymology: else (in some other way) + swear (To use profane oaths; curse)

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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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Fauxfanity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōfanətē

Sentence: Marge is the queen of fauxfanity. Her coworkers have no doubt how she feels even though she tries to remain semi-polite by using substitutes for profane language. Phrases like "No friggin' way", "What the fudge","Kiss my bass" or "Go hug yourself" have raised more than a few eyebrows.

Etymology: faux (artificial or imitation) + profanity (blasphemous or obscene language)

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COMMENTS:

similar combinations but different results - great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-22: 14:18:00

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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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