9 Ridiculous Words That Used to Be Considered Curses ...


We all have our favorite curse words, whether we feel comfortable using them or not.

However, some of them didn't even exist a few decades ago.

Back then, they had an entirely different set of curse words, most of which sound funny to us today.

Here are some vintage curse words that you can use in this century without offending anybody:

1. 'Snails

'Snails was a shortened way of saying "God's nails" and we all know that any form of the word God or Jesus was once considered a curse word.

'Snails sounds pretty ridiculous to us now, but back then, it would've made you cringe.

So the next time you accidentally give yourself a paper cut, feel free to yell 'snails.

Of course, everyone will probably look at the ground for the critter they assume you've seen.2

2. By God's Bones

The theme continues.

Mentioning any part of God's body seemed to be majorly offensive back in the day.2

Nowadays, it's more rare for us to take his name in vain, unless we're just screaming it out plainly.

3. Sard

Sard equates to the F-word.

That means it was one of the worst words that a person could utter.

If they were about to make love with someone and wanted to be crude about it, they would say that they were going to sard their husband.3

4. Trollop

Trollop was the word they used back in the day for "prostitute," so it was mostly used to describe women who were paid to have sex.

Of course, it was also used on women who weren't prostitutes in order to insult their integrity.

We do the same thing today, as unfortunate as it is.

5. Rover Cripes

What do these seemingly random words sound like to you?3

Well, they're supposed to sound similar to "Jesus Christ." Anyone who was too religious to actually use the name in vain would say Rover Cripes instead.

It's not the worse curse word out there, but it was still considered naughty.

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