Pluggers by Rick McKee for August 18, 2020

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    allen@home  about 2 years ago

    I’ve done that hit the wrong nail.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member about 2 years ago

    “Rip, rip, runk! Kick ’em in the other knee!”

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    pauljmsn  about 2 years ago

    My take on swearing is that the tune can carry more meaning than the lyrics.

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    Caldonia  about 2 years ago

    Pluggers were brought up before expletives were invented. (I’m kidding, of course. They’re the ones who invented those words.)

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    Gent  about 2 years ago

    A left handed Plugger, eh?

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    Zykoic  about 2 years ago

    When I was young my Pop would occasional swear. “Son of a bitch”

    At 16 I joined his construction company. That is when I noticed on the job he stepped it up a notch to “Son of a bitch and a half!”

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    jmworacle  about 2 years ago

    Don’t want to get into trouble with the “Boss.” And I don’t mean Sasha Banks.

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    Breadboard  about 2 years ago

    Mom would say …. Ahhh Sugar !

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    Geophyzz  about 2 years ago

    I used to work with a Frenchman who had a specific levels of profanity, appropriate to the level of SNAFU. He always began with merde. If things got worse, it became merde de la merde, and this might increase to merde de la bordelle, and culminate with bordelle de la bordelle.

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    tcayer  about 2 years ago

    I was once on a dead body call. The old lady had died and fallen down a couple of stairs to a landing with her legs up the steps. While waiting for the M.E., D.A., etc, the local priest showed up. He said “I heard Mrs. So-an-so passed away.” I said “Sadly, yes.” He asked “Where did they take her?” I cocked my thumb over my shoulder to the stairs and said “She’s right there!” The priest spied her body and shouted “GOOD LORD!!” I said to him “That’s pretty good, is that how they teach you to say ‘Oh S#’ in the seminary?”

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    A# 466  about 2 years ago

    Guess my Mom wasn’t a Plugger then. My Dad made up for it, however.

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    chickenbutt  about 2 years ago

    Good one! My husband (a true plugger) says “Gosh damn it!”

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    LadyPeterW  about 2 years ago

    “Dad rat it.” “Horsefeathers.” “Bull roar.” “Great gallopin globs of greasy grey gravy.” “Holy St Michael and all the angels in Heaven.” “BLAST!!!!!” “Holy St Frances onna gridiron!”……

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    ajr58(1)  about 2 years ago

    Playing vintage base ball has taught me many dated but acceptable expressions, such as flapdoodle and thunderation. Watching british tv has taught me some great expressions, such as gormless clack-waffle

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    BlueNAL  about 2 years ago

    My mother would not allow children to say"Gee!" or any variation thereof because she said it was just a sneaky way to use the word “God”.

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    pheets  about 2 years ago

    Not true!

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    Jefano Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I’m always surprised “Dashiell Hammett!” never caught on as a substitute for swearing.

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    ctolson  about 2 years ago

    Never swore until I went on active duty. My wife set up a a can for change but I gave up on it ’cause I ran out right away.

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    geneking7320  about 2 years ago

    A simple yow or ouch works too.

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    Colorado Expat  about 2 years ago

    Having worked in a school district for a while, my go-to phrase was “Curses, Fie, Drat, Maledictions, and Unkind Words!!!!”

    Delivered with the right emphasis, it is an excellent replacement for stronger language… (Plus, it makes 5th-graders crack up!)

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member about 2 years ago

    A skill not passed on to the next generation.. sadly.

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    tinner2000  about 2 years ago

    Not where I come from, LOL Have you ever heard a Missouri farmer get mad!!!!

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Guess I’ll have to turn in my plugger card.

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    contralto2b  about 2 years ago

    My dad was in the army (worked his way up to Sgt. 1st Class), so learned some colorful language. By the time I was about a year and a half, I had apparently absorbed a lot, even tho I wasn’t speaking a lot. My mom warned my dad to watch his swearing around me. He told her not to worry, I couldn’t even talk yet. Well, one day I backed in to a small kerosene heater and let go a string of swear words that covered his entire vocabulary. Needless to say, he changed his swear words to “God Bless,” “God Bless America,” and “God Bless America, Land That I Love,” depending on the strength of the swearing needed. He used those phrases until the day he died (I was almost 60 by then).

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    Inahastation(eye nuh ha station)  about 2 years ago

    I have to admit that if I die from a scare or a sudden pain, I know what my last word will be.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I think some pluggers (cough) may have a bifurcated approach. When grumbling or cussing under my breath I may say some rather salty things, but the cuss words that are actually spoken in a normal amplitude voice…. those are of a much more mild form.

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    I Go Pogo   about 2 years ago

    Aw fudgesicles! Sunken ditch!

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    kathleenhicks62  about 2 years ago

    That is a nice thing to assume. I assume myself as a “plugger” but my swear words aren’t G-rated. :)

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    Homerville Premium Member about 2 years ago

    and about the third time. He will throw the hammer somewhere.

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    sergioandrade Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I learned to swear from Yosemite Sam I thought “Rasta, Frasta, Dasta” were actual swear words.

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    A# 466  about 2 years ago

    Mark Twain: “Profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.”

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    tung cha cha cha  about 2 years ago

    I only heard my Dad said dad-gummit because my Mother did not allow cursing in the house. If the situation called for stronger words, Dad went through the kitchen and into the attached garage say what he really wanted to say.

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    grandpa.davey  about 2 years ago

    For Pete’s Sake!!

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    sergioandrade Premium Member about 2 years ago

    As Judy Garland said in the Wizard of Oz “Jiminy Cickets”.

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    wirepunchr  about 2 years ago

    A plugger knows when to use particular words or not.

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    eddi_tbh  about 2 years ago

    You get used to having the grandkids around.

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