Verboticism: Fauxcuss

'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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fo kuss

Sentence: Dr.Seemore Glasses was an optometrist and normally a man of vision. Born a Presbyopic, he'd rather ride the cataracts than attend Church or Temple. He was short-sighted in one aspect: he was afraid to make a spectacle of himself in front of his clients. Although it sounded cornea, he hated to swear in front of them. He would tell them he needed to fauxcuss, when they did or said something stupid. One fellow kept making an astigmatism of himself, so Dr. Seemore stopped seeing him, before their macular degenerated anymore. Through his contacts, the doctor also teaches at the university and lens his experience to the newbies. Unfortunately, the boring nature of eye topics often made his pupils dilate. One day he fauxcussed on his lovely assistant, Iris,who he claimed was untidy, blind to messes and kept their office like a sty. She in turn accused Dr. Seemore of ogling her. Although it later turned out that she was bipolarized and also binocular, she pressed charges. As the police led away the good Dr.Seemore, he was heard to yell, "I've been framed!"

Etymology: Faux (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article) & Cuss (profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;utter obscenities or profanities)

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Comments: Fauxcuss

Mustang - 2008-05-08: 07:45:00
Good word!

galwaywegian - 2008-05-08: 12:13:00
best word this month!!

pieceof314 - 2008-05-08: 14:05:00
The story alone is worth a vote!

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-08: 14:22:00
wow - so many good words today

Tigger - 2008-05-08: 18:59:00
Spot on - Love it!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-08: 19:35:00

arrrteest - 2008-05-08: 22:39:00
My fave

Nosila - 2008-05-08: 23:09:00
I'd like to thank the members of the Academy...Cheers All!