It’s a Eu⋅phe⋅mism! 

OMG! (oh my god)

Freakin’, Frickin or Friggin’ (depending on your preference)

What the crap!?

LMAO (laughing my a** off)

These are a few popular euphemisms that I’ve seen in text messages and hear from folks (especially teens) all the time. Here’s the the definition listed at dictionary.com: the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh or blunt. In others instead of just saying the real four-letter word, a euphemism is a substitute. Please don’t take me for a “holier than thou type,” but they drive me nuts!

Do you say any of these words? When you read them, don’t they seem obnoxious or at least a little tacky or uncouth? Have you ever given thought to what you’re saying – or allowing your kids to say? You may as well be swearing. When we use these words, everyone knows what we mean. We choose not to swear because it’s wrong – because it’s a sin. So why would we say these words? If you don’t want your kids saying the “real” words, do you really want them saying these?

Just something to think about.

 

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