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The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing

3.03  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  6 reviews
True, dropping a well-placed swear can make even the worst situations seem better, but sometimes a "fudge!" or "sugar!" can be equally satisfying-and won't land you in trouble. The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-swearing offers new, creative, and clean ways to express how fetchin' mad some son of a biscuit made you. Featuring a variety of games, instructions, and helpful hints ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Running Press Adult
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Michelle Witte
Oct 16, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: people who like to swear but are tired of being smacked up the side of the head with old lady purses
Holy crap! I wrote this book. That's fan-frickin'-tastic!
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Holy crap on a cracker! This book is just in time for a fun summer read. Author Michelle Witte uses her dry,offbeat humor to instruct us in the fine art of pseudo-cursing a blue streak-vocalizing words that sound dirty, but will never tenderizing tiny ears with genuine off-limit four-letter words.
Some words are picked up from popular culture, such as the title word "craptastic" and its cousins, "craptacular" and plain old "crap on a stick.
Hit your thumb with a hammer? Just scream out "Mother of
Sometimes when I have a couple of dense or somber books going, I like to take a break with something fluffy or silly-stupid. This caught my eye on the library's website. Fit the bill after being a little freaked out by Ted Koppel's new book and weighed down by the new Wright Brothers tome.

It's a very fast read. There's likely nothing in it you didn't already know or couldn't make up yourself, but it's good for a couple of chuckles. And because I am bored to death by hearing the f-bomb reduced t
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm always up for a good etymology (word origin and history) book and this one had me laughing out loud. I was surprised at how many of the "old sayings" I grew up hearing in the country really were replacements for swear words. Of course some were obvious and as the author says any word can become a swear word using the right tone and body language just some won't get you sent to the principal's office or written up by your boss.
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That this book exists is just sort of funny. Growing up in Utah I think I heard almost all of these creative fake cuss words. Gave me a laugh.
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My review keeps getting deleted. I'm only pseudo swearing, sheesh. Anywho, a fun and funny read.
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Michelle Witte is a literary agent with Mansion Street Literary Management specializing in children’s fiction and nonfiction. As an agent, her tastes vary widely, and she represents authors across the spectrum of kids books, from illustrated board and picture books to middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Michelle is always on the lookout for fascinating stories that are well told, ...more