Anachronistic Expletives…

The list below was compiled by Blanche Barton and Anton LaVey and published in The Cloven Hoof, Issue 129 (1997). I’m not posting the introductory and explanatory text, as I feel that would be a breech of copyright (I’m not sure the list below does that, and it is not my intention). I do think it’s a marvelous display of (almost all) Americanisms, though, many

“FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE!”
“ZOUNDS!”
“FOR PETE’S SAKE!”
“GADZOOKS!”
“FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!”
“CRIMINETLES!”
“LEAPING LIZARDS!”
“PISH! TOSH!”
“HELL’S BELLS!”
“SUFFERING SUCCOTASH!”
“CHEESE AND CRACKERS… (GOT ALL MUDDY!)”
“LAND’S SAKES!”
“ME OH MY!”
“WELL, BLOW ME DOWN!”
“WHAT THE HEY!”
“SON OF A GUN!”
“HAIL COLUMBIA!”
“WELL, I SWAN! ”
“SON OF A BEE HIVE!”
“SWEAR TO GOD!”
“HOT DOG!”
“GOL DANG IT!”
“I’LL BE BUTTERED!”
“GOSH DARN IT!”
“WHAT IN BLUE BLAZES!”
“DAG NAB IT!”
“WHAT THE SAM HILL!”
“DOGGONE IT!”
“WHAT THE DEUCE!”
“I’LL BE DOGGONED!”
“DOG MY CATS!”
“JIMINY CRICKETS!”
“GOOD GRIEF!”
“SHOOT!”
“HOLY cow!”
“FIDDLESTICKS!”
“BY GOLLY!”
“I’LL BE A MONKEY’S UNCLE!”
“GRIPES!”
“EGADS!”
“JEEZ!”
“YOU’RE FULL OF PRUNES!”
“BY GOLLY!”
“NONE OF YOUR BEESWAX!”
“BY GUM!”
“FOR CRIMINY SAKES!”
“BY JUPITER!”
“SHUCKS!”
“OMIGOSH!”
“WHAT THE (HECK!)”
“EXCUSE MY DUST!”
“DON’T STOP NOW!”
“BY HECK!”
“THIS’LL KILL YA!”
“YOU DON’T SAY!”
“OH, FUDGE!”
“GOOD GRIEF!”
“H-E-DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS!”
“GOOD HEAVENS!”
“LAND SAKES!”
“GO TO BLAZES!”
“SAKES ALIVE!”
“HEAVENS TO BETSY!”
“WELL, I’LL BE!”
“JUMPING JEHOSEPHAT!”
“GREAT SCOTT!”
“LORD LOVE A DUCK!”
“GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!”
“HOLY MOLEY!”
“GLORIOSKI!”
“SAINTS PRESERVE US!”
“LAND O GOSHEN!”
“GOOD GRAVY!”
“TARNATION!”
“CONSARN
“SHIVER ME TIMBERS!”
“YUMPING YIMMINY!”
“OY, VEH IZ MIR!”
“IF DAT DON’T TAKE DE CAKE!”
“SHUT MY MOUTH!”
“YIKES!”
“MAMA MIA!”
“THE CAT’S PAJAMAS!”
“THE MONKEY’S INSTEP!”
“S.O.B!”
“SON OF A SEA COOK!”
“SON OF A BISCUIT!”
“PSHAW!”
“BUSHWA!”
“ZUT ALORS!”
“AW, NERTZ!”
“OH, NUTS!”
“GOLLY!”
“GOLLY GEE!”
“HOLY MOSES!”
“BY JOVE!”
“GOSH ALMIGHTY!”
“GOODNESS GRACIOUS!”
“GOOD GRAVY!”
“BY GEORGE!”
“GREAT GUNS!”
“HOLY CATS!”
“CONFOUND IT!”
“GEE WHILLIKERS!”
“GEE WHIZ!”
“GODFREY DANIEL!”
“CUT IT OUT…YOU’RE
KILLIN’ ME!”
“GOOD HEAVENS!”
“HOLY SMOKE!”
“BY CRACKY!”
“MY STARS!”
“JUDAS PRIEST!”
“BLESS MY SOUL!”
“UPON MY WORD!”
“THE CAT’S MEOW!”
“JIMINY CHRISTMAS!”
“BLIMEY!”
“HONEST INJUN!”
“CARAMBA!”
“I’LL BE A DIRTY
SO AND SO!”
“I’LL BE DARNED!”
“HOW D’YE LIKE THAT!”
“WHADDA YA KNOW ABOUT THAT!”
“GIMME A BREAK!”
“HANG IT ALL!”
“AIN’T IT THE TRUTH!”
“SHADRACK, MESACH, AND A BILLY GOAT!”
“THREE CHEERS & A TIGER!”
“AW, FIGS!”
“FAN MY BROW!”
“TAN MY HIDE!”
“GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING!”
“GLORY BE!”
“HOLY MACKEREL!”
“HEAVENLY DAYS!”
“STUFF AND NONSENSE!”
“MY ACHING BACK!”
“FOR PITY’S SAKES!”
“WHADDA YA GONNA DO!”
“THAT’S TELLING ‘EM
“WELL, STRIKE ME PINK!”
“YOU DON’T SAY!”
“SEZ YOU!”
“SO’S YOUR OLD MAN!”
“YOUR MUDDER WEARS ARMY SHOES!”
“GO CHASE YOURSELF!”

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