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does anyone know any swearwords that don't exist but should?

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GlitteringGrass Wed 26-Aug-15 23:46:46

Trying to write a fantasy book in an alternate world and the place needs swearwords. Anytime I see madeup swearwords they seem silly and twee. The word f**k for example, has a power inherent to it that would register with someone who just fell the sky. Its a kids book so don't worry about giving the meaning - but they should sound dirty and powerful. Thanks

howtorebuild Wed 26-Aug-15 23:52:37


lostinabook Wed 09-Sep-15 12:28:23

Battlestar galactica did this well by use 'frak'

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 13:12:08





LauraChant Wed 09-Sep-15 13:14:05

Ds says "flattock!" He knows I can't tell him off because it isn't rude - but it sounds rude...

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 13:14:23

Twop chundler.

ingeniousidiot Tue 23-Feb-16 17:26:36


MissBattleaxe Wed 02-Mar-16 17:01:56

I don't know but I'm reading the BFG to my kids and there are some superb insults in there!

grumpysquash3 Tue 15-Mar-16 00:18:43


RedOnHerHedd Tue 15-Mar-16 19:32:37

Foff off

LilithTheKitty Tue 15-Mar-16 19:34:54

I'm reading a book at the moment that uses rutting as a clean alternative to ducking but it's more YA book than children's book.

LilithTheKitty Tue 15-Mar-16 19:35:50

Ah new phone that has not yet learnt to swear. Fucking

lavenderdoilly Wed 23-Mar-16 13:58:43

DAR - VIT! in the Artemis Fowl series is fantastic. As is Frak/Frack in Battlestar Galactica. Hard short vowels. Play around with those. Or Google an Anglo Saxon dictionary. Those feckers knew how to express themselves - although I've heard fuck isn't Anglo Saxon after all ( wanders off on sweary tangent)

ArielisALiar Sat 26-Mar-16 01:14:59

"Motherscratcher!" is currently in vogue among my students...

TiggyD Mon 28-Mar-16 10:05:04

A hard consonant at the end seems to work best. G, K, T, P.

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