Here is the second edition of my collective list of fake swear words.
By Ryan Snider, Staff Writer and Artist
It’s hard to keep a clean mouth when the world beats down on you. So to help you out, I’ve compiled some more words to use instead of cursing! Check out last month’s article to see the previous words talked about.
- Aw, Snap – interjection
Can be used in either a positive or negative light depending on how “Aw” is emphasized. “Awwwwwwwww, snap” is similar to “Aw, yeah”. Whereas “Aw, snap” is like “Aw, crap”.
“Awwwwwwwww, snap,” Jeffery grinned when the chocolate milk was restocked at the DC.
- Yikes – interjection
Usually paired with wide eyes and clenched teeth when something shocks you.
“Yikes,” Jeffery murmured when Johnathan walked out of the barbershop with a neckbeard.
- Holy Moly – interjection
Also used in times of shock. Super fun to say! Internal alliteration!
“Holy Moly!” Jeffery says in awe, after watching the pure awesomeness of “The Batman” trailer.
- Yeesh – interjection
Usually used in retaliation to what someone else said. But can be used to describe something cringey happening.
“Yeesh,” Jeffery says after Johnathan made yet another “your mom” joke.
- Bruh – interjection, noun
Originally used to mean “Bro”. But because of its overuse in memes, it fell off most people’s vocabulary. But since then it’s made a resurgence. Now it’s used as a flexible term and can be used to comment back on something someone else said or when something crazy happens.
“Bruh,” Jeffery mutters when the Indiana weather flips on a dime, and a t-shirt and shorts aren’t gonna cut it.