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~ Friday, June 06, 2003
 
LOAD OF BLEEMING MINCE

A list of minced oaths:

With most of these, it's clear what word is being minced (God, blood etc):

1 jings
2 crivvens (these first two very Scottish)
3 gorblimey (God blind me)
4 gosh
5 criminy
6 holy cow (etc)
7 zoonds (God's wounds)
8 cor
9 gadzooks (God's hooks, ie Christ's nails; also gadso, odso)
10 gee whizz
11 oddsbodkins (God's body)
12 crikey
13 golly
14 darn
15 heck
16 sugar
17 flip
18 jeepers creepers
19 shoot
20 lordy
21 drat
22 goodness
23 strewth (God's truth)
24 frisk
25 good grief
26 blinking
27 shucks
28 blinding
29 egad
30 jiminy (Jesu domine)
31 losh
32 bollards
33 dang
34 blooming (itself, along with others, probably a mincing of a minced oath - bloody for 'by our lady')
35 damnabbit

Source: various blinking places

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