Jenna Wolf is a licensed massage therapist, yoga instructor, reiki master, ayurvedic practitioner, Belmont grad and owner of Nashville’s leading healing studio, The Lotus Room. How cute. A native Southern Californian, Jenna is inspired by nature and the art of ancient living through the practice of yoga and ayurveda. If you have children, are around them often, or even work at a school, you know how hard it is to come up with creative alternatives to cussing. High vibrational language tends to leave people feeling happy, cared for and understood. What the cuss? The ‘f’ word has crept its way into the lexicon of offices everywhere. Shake up conversations, expand your vocabulary and elevate your language with these 50 swear-word alternatives sure to leave you and your listeners with the giggles rather than in shock: Celebrate fall's harvest at Nashville's farmers markets. I’m taking lead on three other projects already and you can kiss both cheeks if you think I’m adding your problems to my plate.”. In the work field, there’s always that one pea brained coworker that is late to every single deadline or meeting. You could mean your keister cheeks or your face cheeks but either way whomever would need to take a hike quick, fast and in a hurry. Our daily newsletter is FREE and keeps you up-to-date with the world of HR. Freedom from curfews and homework. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. Here is a list of 101 great words and phrases that you can use instead of swearing! Learn more about working with Thought Catalog. Alas, fast-forwarding 10 years, we find ourselves taking our first steps into the real corporate world which, most of the time, does not accommodate the kaleidoscopic jargon we have developed over our educational years. Each word that we speak carries with it an inherent vibrational frequency. COWORKER: “Would you mind taking the lead on this project? We do, however, realise the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with colleagues. Dedicated to your stories and ideas. To my benefit, however, I’ve found that such a vulgar sounding name makes for a good swear word alternative. Share. I never ate there but I couldn’t help the overwhelming feeling of offense that overcame me every time I heard that vulgar sounding name. This phrase needs no explaining but it leaves just enough to the imagination. It’s so comical and yet so appropriate for potential office gossip. I Swear Because Women Are Meant To Taste Sweet And I Taste Of Spice, Here’s Why Women Are the Fastest Growing Population of Homeless Vets, I’m A Mom Who Swears In Front Of Her Kids, Get The F*ck Over It, 5 Common Misconceptions About Girls Who Love To Swear. Freedom to abstain from any activity resembling a chore. It is true, as Mark Twain said, that “under certain circumstances, profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.”. The ‘f’ word has crept its way into the lexicon of offices everywhere. By subscribing, you agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement. Instead of saying “hell nah” or any other colorful variation of this phrase, simply insert, “Or nah.”, HIM: “Would you like to take a walk on the beach at sunset and discuss the origins of the universe and the relevance it has to…” One way to determine the effectiveness of an alternative swear word is examine its similarities to the real swear word. But how much does dirty language really belong in everyday conversations with ourselves and others? 101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives. Can’t you do anything on time?”. As budding preteens, swear words were a right of passage into perceived adulthood. We all have our favorite cuss words on hand for stubbed toes, moments of bewilderment and emphatic exclamations. YOU: “Roger, if you don’t clean out this fudrucking Spaghetti-O’s stained microwave, I swear to Bob that Spaghetti-O’s will be the last thing you eat on this planet!”. There was this restaurant named Fudruckers that I became acquainted with while living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Alternatives to swearing at work. … Please complete the form below and click on subscribe for daily newsletters from HRD Australia. YOU: “Son of a mother’s lover! YOU: “No. Lower-frequency jargon can lead to feelings of belittlement, hurt or possible offense — even when the words are not intentionally directed at us. Learn about us. YOU: “That Gold-digging Ginger Sample!”. Like The Lotus Room on Facebook and follow Jenna’s personal journey into living The Good Life on Instagram @jennawolf. YOU: “Or nah.”. Submit your writing to be published on Thought Catalog. “Chitting” sounds awfully similar to its s-word counterpart and therefore makes for a great alternative. Therefore, a list of 13 New and Innovative "TRY SAYING" phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner. Granted, the corporate world is not for everyone, but it is necessary to maintain a certain level of professionalism no matter how unconventional the workplace may be. ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT: “I’m sorry but we won’t be able to process your paycheck until the next bill cycle which is two week from now.” Anastasia landed a date with the hot, new CEO. The ‘f’ word has crept its way into the lexicon of offices everywhere. I wanted to leave the office early today for happy hour.” Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated. Adulthood, according to the majority of adolescents across the globe, is defined by only one criterion: complete and utter freedom. Author: TMApsey. YOU: “What the cuss?! Shakespeare’s HRD on the future of the arts. COWORKER: “So Susan says we’ll have to come in on Saturday after all to make up some work hours.” It has been brought to the CEO's attention that some individuals throughout the organisation have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their colleagues. Unload your frustrations…professionally of course. YOU: “You’ve got to be chitting me! If only mastering adulthood had actually turned out to be as simple as slaying middle school frenemies with the vilest combination of insults known to 5th grade history. You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access, To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE. 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That being said, swear words are not appropriate for most areas of employment. I have to admit that I had a hearty guffaw when I first heard this phrase. She believes in the power of positive thinking, the freedom of artistic expression and is a forever advocate of peace and love.