I didn’t used to swear like a sailor, but… As I was becoming a mommy I realized I was going to have to mend my ways. I didn’t want my child exposed to a bunch of swearing, especially my own. I decided to be more thoughtful about cursing. But I wasn’t willing to give it up altogether. Instead, I decided to use my own words. They got me through the need to curse. Most of my new curses came from one of my favorite sci-fi shows, Farscape. The characters were always in trouble and they were on the far side of the galaxy, so they had their own words to swear by. Here are a few for your perusal used in a sentence:
Frell: What the frell are you doing now? (also) We’re really frelled now!
Dren: I’m not going to eat this dren!
Yotz: Where the yotz did you hide my stuff?
Hezmana: How the hezmana do you expect me to do that?
You can try some of these or make up your own. It is OK if nobody knows what you mean, these words are for you. My favorite is from the Dune books by Frank Herbert. When I can’t find anything else to say, I just mutter: “Shai-Hulud!” That always seems to take care of it.