Swear words - exclamations - profanities - SUCCESSFUL SUBSTITUTES
Look at BBC Editorial Guidelines - links and excerpts Issues of 'Harm and Offence' and 'language' are the most pressing for radio play production. You are broadcasting, or intending to broadcast, into people's homes and domestic spaces. And radio can cause more offence potentially than TV. PROFANITIES - exclamations involving religion - what is 'in' and what is 'out' can change month by month. But at the moment, listeners could well be very offended by any references which involve religion. So - 'God!' is offensive. You cannot use these. Find substitutes. There are solutions. The best way if for you to invent these ways around, yourself. Here are some suggestions.
Swear words - exclamations
We swear or exclaim in these ways - below. These key words are essential in play dialogue and very revealing of character. You must also use them in INTENSIFYING MOMENTS. You must do the hard work of discovering how each of your characters exclaim and swear. You have to contrast your characters. If your play is set in the future, you have the inventive fun of coining new swear words and exclamations. Small groups and work groups and close friends all COIN SWEAR WORDS AND EXCLAMATIONS for themselves. And give some words and phrases special meaning. That's great for your scripting!
What a .
That's a load of ..
Here are some alternative substitutions:
What a squarble
He's a flupper!
"Flarn!" or "Tanj!" or "Skiddlyboo!"
"Go gurg yourself!"
blort, gack, stot, fark, ginch, mulk, koff.
guibo - geek (but a well-dressed one)
SWEAR WORDS FURTHER
Keep it chopped out.
Keep it dusty!
Got to zappuchinno
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