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  • #594320
    eclipse
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    My close friend blurts out words that are totally not “her” when she gets pushed too far.

    She never,ever uses these words in regular conversation.

    In fact,she speaks in a refined way…until pushed past the limit.

    She is forever putting money in the pushka (when she slips) and really hates how she feels afterwards.

    I personally NEVER heard her say anything “unprintable”,but her kids have.This pains her to no end.

    What are some practical suggestions of “ok” words to use instead?

    #730773
    Avram in MD
    Participant

    eclipse,

    I found that, when I became religious and wanted to train myself to not say certain words when shaken (e.g., jar dropped on foot, near accident on the road, etc.), it was not enough to resolve to refrain from saying the words. I had to resolve to not even THINK them when remaining quiet, since, when caught off guard, the word that first comes to mind slips right out of the mouth before I can stop it. One thing that helped me is that I picked a different, non-offensive phrase (e.g., “oh gosh!”, “yikes!”, “OUCH”), and consciously used it in similar but less sudden/stressful situations. Soon that became the word that I thought, and it became the word that popped out of my mouth.

    Hope that helps!

    #730774
    eclipse
    Member

    Will pass it on!:)

    #730776
    dunno
    Member

    I’m not sure if this helps but there’s a group called Bleep I think – run by a frum girl who encourages people not to use offensive language.

    #730777
    bpt
    Participant

    Have her try this:

    #&%[email protected]!*&%

    It really packs a wallop, when said with the right tone of voice. And everyone knows you mean business

    #730778
    TheGoq
    Participant

    uh oh another mock name and with a subtitle too!!

    #730779
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    Flibbedy-Floo!

    #730780
    bpt
    Participant

    “another mock name and with a subtitle too”

    No, this was intentional. Check the poppa=Mod80 and GS4 thread for the full story.

    Gosh, I had no idea I was this policed!

    #730781
    eclipse
    Member

    dunno-kidding or serious?

    #730782
    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    My solution is not to say anything. If you use an innoffensive equivalent, it just makes the original more likely to slip out. Instead when I do somethng like hit my thumb with a hammer, I picture my reaction if the same thing had happened in a three stooges sketch. I would most likely laugh, so I do.

    #730783
    dunno
    Member

    eclipse

    Dead serious. I’m gonna see if I can find a link for you.

    #730784
    dunno
    Member
    #730786
    watermelon
    Member

    Just checked it–wow! An original unique website all started by a very young frum girl!

    Dunno–you should change your name to DO KNOW…:)

    #730787
    TheGoq
    Participant

    thanks for the explanation bpt, hey mods can i get a space between The and Goq i forgot to give my self one and keep the same pw please, thanks

    #730788

    you still sign in without the space though

    #730789
    TheGoq
    Participant

    ok ty much hooray for mods!!!

    #730790
    bpt
    Participant

    Truth be told? I always read your name as “the Glock”

    Says something about me, I guess.

    #730791
    TheGoq
    Participant

    sorry bpt but i am not that caliber of a person, but i wont mock you for it becuase its not a hollow point, and i dont want to trigger a negative reaction from you, because u make me laugh u really barrell me over, and when i laugh i really am a sight.

    take it away daas

    #730792

    can i please get a subtitle??

    #730793
    watermelon
    Member

    How about Chayav-Boy?

    #730794
    watermelon
    Member

    By the way,dunno,my friend loved it.And we picked out “sugar” and “schnitzel”!(Are you the founder?)

    #730795

    try “bsiyata dishmaya”

    thatll calm u down

    #730796
    watermelon
    Member

    very good,c.b.(“gut gezokt”)

    #730797
    bpt
    Participant

    I can’t believe no one suggested “ad d’lo yoda”

    And Goq, that was a great response!

    #730798
    TheGoq
    Participant

    ty bpt have a good shabbos

    #730799
    TheGoq
    Participant

    hey mods thanks for the subtitle!!!!

    #730800

    its been there since we first put the space in your name.

    how about we change the title to “Mr. Unobservant”

    #730801
    mewho
    Participant

    how about ding dong or yo yos

    #730802

    i always read it as the gog but apparently i was wrong

    #730803
    real-brisker
    Member

    mod 80 – NO! You got the right subtitle for The Go, he takka is “SPACED OUT” . How about a subtitle for me?

    #730804
    watermelon
    Member

    Goq should have a more positive-sounding subtitle,no?

    #730805

    sorry to interupt The Goq (with a space!) and everyone, but in response to the op, how about gashpugalach? or shrek, shrekalach, shrek and a half, or any other variation. or try I LOVE YOU HASHEM! 🙂

    #730806
    dunno
    Member

    watermelon

    Nope. Not the founder. I received it as an email a while back. Glad it was of help to you!

    #730807
    watermelon
    Member

    My friend and I choose different midos to work on.

    None of us wants to come back again as a fish or a turtle!

    #730808

    what about as a watermelon? jk, hatzlacha! 🙂

    #730809
    watermelon
    Member

    As a watermelon-maybe!

    #730810
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Chas Veshalom mod 80 of course im frum! jk, ty watermelon and thank u too real brisker but i take no offense at the subtitle the mods know i like puns i love it!

    #730811
    real-brisker
    Member

    the goq – Glad u liked my joke.

    #730812
    watermelon
    Member

    What does Goq mean?

    And who WAS LemonySnicket who said I look like his mother?

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