I'm not talking about the substitution
, in place of similar offensive words
, of sanitized
versions such as darn
, and heck
. I'm referring to Yosemite
(or some variation depending on context) Sam
talk. If more people could work themselves up to saying things like "That consarned varmit!
" in typical arguments, it would be a sunnier, and probably goofier, world
. While most think of the members of the Sam family when it comes to fake swearing, by far the best example I've heard comes from Darren McGavin
in A Christmas Story
, shown twelve
times a year
, who says words that have absolutely no counterpart among George Carlin
's esteemed friend
s starting with M, S, F and C*, but seems to have so much fun saying them that I don't care
. I'm still waiting for the perfect opportunity to call my father
a "mundane noodle
" this holiday season.
* Not "Microsoft Foundation Classes."