I've always liked the clever use of abbreviations or alternate terms to avoid using that most vulgar obscenity in public. I admit to using it (among others) in anger, but when that word becomes a part of practically every sentence or phrase in causal speech, or is simply too frequent , it just shows the user is, as Samuel Johnson might have said, a low cur, a rake, or a rascal. Hence, here are a few suggestions to make one's speech a bit cleaner.
Phooey ! That an easy substitute for expletive F-bomb.
"Bleep" and "Bleeping" - those are onomatopoetic alternatives based on what that word sounds like on the radio, TV.
Nfw - that's a simple acronym for No F---ing way..
Snafu - a WW II term for s situation messed up.
Fubar - a WW II term for a situation messed up beyond all recognition.
Cluster Fubar - My coined term for a multiple Fubar.
Bleepster - This is a good alternative to that horribly vulgar term involving the mother. Those mother-oaths are considered so vulgar in Russian that Russian even disavows them as pure Russian, instead being an import from the Mongol invaders in the early 13th century.
I think these cover most uses. Try them, they really work well and can make anyone - even the lowest cur - sound a bit more cultured.
Word of the Day
"Venial" - adjective (of a sin or fault) [$10]
Venial means pardonable, excusable; not mortal.
Sentence: Using the F-word in much company is no mere venial fault. Use "phooey" or one of the other terms above.