Minced Oath Examples

Gaetano Chiericci Der Maskenscherz

“Minced oaths are a sub-group of euphemisms used to avoid swearing when expressing surprise or annoyance…

They are usually, although not exclusively, religious in nature and date from the days when it wasn’t acceptable to use the name of God, Jesus or other religious notables in everyday speech…

There are many examples:

Begorrah –> By God
Bejabbers –> By Jesus…

Read more: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/minced-oath.html

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