Cosmo Kramer was (at least briefly) Master Of His Domain.  Ralphie Parker didn’t say fudge.  As for Ted Mosby and Marshall Eriksen, their youthful smoking indiscretions were Eating A Sandwich.  When it comes to language, there is a tendency to avoid speaking of adult, unpleasant or downright filthy subject matter by using a euphemism, hiding unpleasantness behind Battlestar Galactica’s ‘frak,’ Farscape’s ‘frell’ or a good ol’ Legion ‘sprock,’ (which does raise the question of why our science fiction heroes are such potty-mouths.)  I still laugh thinking of the episode of ‘Victorious’ where someone yelled the fake curse word “What the hairballs?”, leading to today’s Belgium query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has an endless supply of those due working near dozens of microphones every day, as any regular Top 5 and/or Critical Hit listener can tell you, asking: What’s YOUR favorite fake curse word for those times when you didn’t say “fudge?”


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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    While I’ve a few I’ve used myself that still border on the censorable, my favorite stand-in comes from a friend of mine who said of the driver that just cut him off: “I love you with a deep and abiding Christian love.”

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