17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Anything But Offensive Today

06/08/2015 07:52 am ET

Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear word you heard on the street? Although the obvious four-letter words were off limits, sometimes we came up with our own clever sayings to express ourselves without expletives.

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Whatever your curse word of choice was, it's more than likely less coarse than the expletives we hear today. We decided to ask our Facebook fans which swear words from yesteryear are nothing more than some seriously funny crud nowadays. Here's what they had to say.

1. "Doggone it!"

2. "Shoot" or "Sugar"

3. "Holy moly"

4. "Jeez Louise!"

5. "Gosh"

6. "Dadgummit!"

7. "Oh, poop."

8. "Jesum Crow"

9. "Fiddlesticks!"

10. "Jiminy Cricket"

11. "Heavens to Betsy!"

12. "Bull corn"

13. "Consarn"

14. "Drats!"

15. "Oh, fudge"

16. "Son of a gun"

17. "Hell's bells"

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