Substitute Swears

WHAT the frog! Almost two thirds of mums and dads have sworn in front of their kids, our latest poll reveals. Six in 10 believe ‘bloody’ is fine to say in front of young listeners, three times more than would use the F-word. But 64 per cent admit to being ‘worried’ about the language their child uses, with four in ten of us admitting to hearing their own child swear in front of them, with ‘sh*t’ the most common word uttered.

Now we all know the stresses of parenting can secretly make you want to swear sometimes, but they are some simple ‘Swear Swops’ you can use to get the frustrations out but keep the bad language in – and little ears protected!

Here are the most popular – and make sure you share yours here.

The Most Popular Substitute Swears

  • What the frog
  • Sugar
  • Oh muck
  • Shitake mushrooms
  • Mothersmucker
  • Oh cheeses
  • Shut the Front Door
  • Fire Truck
  • Bull Spit
  • Oh Ship
  • Fudge
  • Nuts
  • Shoot
  • For freaks sake
  • What the heck
  • Oh Fruitcake
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Oh shucks
  • Blinking heck
  • Goodness, gracious me

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