A.K.A Deconic Swearing

Escape words are words used in place of obscene or sacrilegious swear words. They are usually based on actual swear words, and are used when a real swear would be inappropriate. The use of an escape word may indicate that the individual has good code switching skills -- although in some cases the escape word is barely inserted in time: "Oh sh...sugar".

A few examples:
Darn
Dang
Doggon
Drat
Freakin'
Jeez
poo
Hmmm... maybe not poo.
Shoot
Shucks
Stinking

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