So, this is totally random, but…
I swear a lot. I swear a lot in English. I swear a lot in Spanish. Sometimes I make up my own swear words. For example, sometimes instead of saying “shit,” I say “shyster.” I have no idea why. I don’t know where this came from. I don’t know anyone else who says this. I’ve always assumed I’m a weirdo and the only one who uses this word in this way. My husband agrees with me.
Well, tonight I was watching some clips for a new fall show, “Ben and Kate.” Ben does not seem like a very likable character to me and I’m not sure this is a show I will be following come the fall, BUT…
He is in the car with his 5 year old niece and something upsets him. He really, really wants to swear, but feels like he can’t, so he starts saying random nonsense and at one point starts singing: “Sh-, sh-, shy-, shy-, shyster!”
Crazy!! Apparently, some writer somewhere understands that “shyster” is a reasonable euphemism for “shit.”
…I said it was random. I was just so shocked that I felt I had to throw this out into Internet-land. I’m not a lone weirdo after all!
Anyone else have any weird ways of swearing that make people look at them funny?