Minced oath

A minced oath is a euphemistic expression formed by misspelling, mispronouncing, or replacing a part of a profane, blasphemous, or taboo term to reduce the original term's objectionable characteristics. Some examples include gosh, darn, dang, and heck.


3 thoughts on “Minced oath

  1. Germy Shoemangler

    W.C. Fields was the master of that.

    “Godfrey Daniel!” he yell after being hit on the head by a thrown brick. “Mother of Pearl!”

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