Verboticism: Subterpheme

'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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Profine

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: pro-f-eye-nn

Sentence: I'm sorry officer but you must have misheard me. If we do go to court I think you will find that 'crucking funt' is a profinity and not a profanity.

Etymology: Turning the profane into the profine was an art form perfected by the French aristocracy in the early years of the republic. They were also helped by atrocious aural hygiene standards during this period of history.

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COMMENTS:

reminds me of the guy on Capitol Steps who tells the stories with initial letters transposed. One concluded thast Haris Pilton simply needed a little soap in her hole; then there was the spale of Elliot Titzler.... - stache, 2008-05-08: 19:02:00

...er, Titzer. You know, the guy wh went to all the hicey prookers? nd I mean hicey. We're not talking bwenty tucks. No, not birty thucks. No, not even borty...never mind. - stache, 2008-05-08: 19:05:00

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Profamility

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: pro fam i li ty

Sentence: The Goode’s espoused family values and so expressed anger with profamility like “fudge” and “mitt” instead of good old four-letter words such ass f*** and ***t.

Etymology: From profanity and family.

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COMMENTS:

Whoops-didn't mean to add the extra s to as! - splendiction, 2009-06-22: 20:30:00

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Cusspletive

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: cus-ple-tive

Sentence: Just because you use cusspletive words around me...don't think I'm too old to not know what you're really calling me!

Etymology: Cuss - Alteration of curse. Pletive - taken in part from 'expletive'- An interjectory word or expression, frequently profane.

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Cusswapper

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: kus - wop - pur

Sentence: Joel had become an adept cusswapper. After years of practice he was able to speak expletively no matter what the situation and no one could really be certain that he was violating acceptable social practices. He used many common everday words as cusswappers; getting his point across quite well without really swearing.

Etymology: cuss, swap, swapper

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COMMENTS:

from a cusswopper to a cusswapper! - Nosila, 2009-06-22: 18:15:00

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Allewd

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al - LOOD

Sentence: Cyrus had a coding system wherein he would use substitute words to allewd to words of graphic or vulgar nature.

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

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-08: 14:21:00

Clever and interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-08: 19:38:00

Good one...he would allewd alloud allot! - Nosila, 2008-05-08: 23:15:00

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Allewded

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: al - lu - ded

Sentence: Olive often allewded to lewd and vulger words by subtituting them with wholesome sounding happy phrases.... It was extremely difficult to say with certainty what her real intentions were but she definitely got her point accross.

Etymology: alluded (made a disguised reference to), lewd

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 00:44:00

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Expletute

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-pleh-toot

Sentence: Mommy often had to expletute words around the baby, who was beginning to show an uncanny ability to imitate her speech patterns, especially when she was having a discussion with daddy about golf.

Etymology: expletive: vulgar or coarse word to express emotion + substitute: a replacement

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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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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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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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