A SWTA is an alternative to swearing. For example, "Drat" or "Sugar". While I was developing my characters, I decided that they each needed their own SWTA. So I did some research. I had no idea that looking for synonyms for swear words was so much fun. It's almost as fun randomly picking names out of the phone book, or looking for first names that mean "Stupid" (there aren't any, in case you were wondering). Anyway, my favorite SWTAs are as follows, in no particular order.
- Holy Buckets
- Blinken (I actually use this one)
- Carp (as in the fish)
- Shitake mushrooms
- Shin bucket
- Crummidy crumb crumb
What are your favorite SWTAs? Do you have any I can add to my list?