I grew up with a very articulate father who believed swear words were the truest sign of a bad vocabulary. he kept his southern accent, though. And a lot of his replacement words have stuck with me to this day. hogwash (poop) go fly a kite (f*** off) daggumit doggonit DARN IT Those are the ones that stuck with me the most. No that I'm older I can guess where some of them came from, (hogs wallow in their own poop, basically washing themselves in it. So hogwash could be the drawn out version of shit). I love trying to figure out why these words became words at all;! Do you have any others, or know where any of these came from?