Published on 28 Jan 2015 | about 1 year ago

Sometimes when you want to swear, you shouldn't... like in a job interview or in front of your grandmother! That's why we have words that are not considered offensive that you can substitute into your vocabulary. This isn't B.S., I promise. Watch this freakin' lesson and learn how NOT to swear!
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TRANSCRIPT

Hi, feckers. How you doing? Sometimes, you want to say bad words. But sometimes -- just sometimes -- people get angry if you use bad words. I'm going to teach you how not to swear. I'm also going to teach you how to swear. Perfect.

So we have these words in English called "curse", "swear", or "bad words". Okay? These are words that people -- some people -- think are bad. Part of the reason why people believe that they're bad is people who are very religious -- so if you find yourself in the middle of America, which means you're not on the East Coast; you're not on the West Coast; you're kind of in the middle, smack-dab, or if you're in Calgary or Edmonton or some places in Canada where people are really Christian, a lot of them do not like it when you say "shit". So you have to choose a different word. I'm here to teach you this.

So "damn" -- now, "damn" has the religious background. So "damn" is like, "Damn you all to hell." "Damn" is a bad word because they're basically going to hell and not going to heaven. So instead of saying "damn", people say "dang" or "darn". "Darn it!" Some people go as far as to say, "Rats!" My grandmother's favorite, "Oh, dash!" Now, my grandmother was from Scotland, so I think this is kind of a Scottish translation of "damn". People in movies say "goddamn". That's pretty bad if you're really religious.

Then, for all the people out there, "Oh, my God." It's been shortened now to "OMG". Did you know that "OMG" meant "Oh, my God"? Did you know that? So this, maybe, I think, is an acceptable way for people to get around saying "Oh, my God." I wonder if really devout Christian people like to say "OMG". I don't know.

So instead of saying "god", all they do is replace it with either "gosh" or "goodness". So instead of saying, "Oh, my God", you can say, "Oh, my gosh" or, "Oh, my goodness." For me, personally, I would say these words because I'm not religious. But, like I said, some people get a little bit freaked out if you use bad language. So just to be nice, this is what you're going to do.

Now, at a work place or in a very formal environment, people do not like it when you say swear words. Now, swear words are typical things like "fuck", "shit", "bullshit", "bitch", "mother fucker", "horseshit", "son of a bitch". These words are considered bad. These are bad words. Personally, Ronnie loves bad words. Ronnie says bad words all the time. It's hard for me to not say bad words sometimes. So in an environment like my job, I cannot use bad words. If I'm going for a job interview, I don't want to drop the F-bomb: What's the "F-bomb"? The "F-bomb" is just the word "fuck". People don't like the word "fuck". They think it's bad. So they can say, "Ronnie dropped the F-bomb in the job interview. We're not giving her a job." Don't say "fuck" in a job interview unless you're a porn star; say it all you want.

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