Shiitake mushrooms! Bremerton kids offer alternatives to swear words

Last week Wendy McPhetres’ Mountain Middle View connections class shared their feelings about why people swear. This week they give advice and substitute words.

“Knights and Squires should “Dare Not To Swear!” because they are always setting an example for someone.”

Alternatives: fudge, poop, and popsicle

- Sammy, seventh grade

“If you swear, your buddies might think you’re a poser. Usually, you don’t look as cool as you think. Also you always seem more professional if you use NICE words, it may open more doors for you! “

Alternatives: Hot dog!, Oh my lanta, sweet niblits, and monster trucks

- Willow, seventh grade

“It’s not cool it makes you look stupid.”

Alternatives: Mother of a pearl, fudge, shiitake mushrooms

-Tricia, seventh grade

“It’s bad. It’s not cool, and it becomes a habit and it can get you in trouble.”

Alternatives: frik, freak, beach, crud, shoot, dang and frak

-Jared, seventh grade

“You may not make a good, if not a great impression on people”

Alternatives: bullfrog, fudge, heck, shizzle, cheese and rice

-Amanda, seventh grade

“It can hurt people more then you think.”

Alternatives: Instead of “shut up” you can say, “please be quiet”.

-Dominic, seventh grade

“Older teens influence younger kids. Swearing can also get you in trouble at school. It can hurt your chances of getting a job. And lots of people are offended by swearing.”

Alternatives: Darn it, shoot, crud, Oh no/oh man and Aww!

-Cameron, seventh grade

“Squires and Knights are suppose to impress!”

Alternative: Bleep!

-Andrew, seventh grade

“As a sixth grader walks by, you say a swear word and they say the same thing. At home you could have a little person and they hear you say something bad. So “Dare Not To Swear!”

Alternatives: Sweet mother, Holy cheese, crackers of pearl, Oh darn, dagnabit, and Oh cheese sticks.

-Lisa, seventh grade

“It’s rude and not respectful.”

-Janelle, seventh grade

“It makes it so others can’t concentrate and people need to learn other words.”

Alternatives: Please stop, quiet, and tell a teacher.

-Chad, seventh grade

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