by Mort Walker
Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, April 2, 2006. The symbols Sarge uses in the first three panels of the Sunday page above are called “grawlixes.”  Cartoonist often use these as substitutes for real curse words which can’t be printed in a family newspaper. Chaplain Staneglass suggests some other terms for Sarge when he is chewing out the men.  The words that Sarge invents in the end are not very effective. Here is a list of other common “clean” cuss words.
  1. Balderdash!
  2. William Shatner!
  3. Corn Nuts!
  4. Dagnabbit!
  5. Son of a monkey!
  6. Barnacles!
  7. Holy cow!
  8. Poo on a stick!
  9. Sugar!
  10. Judas Priest!
  11. Sufferin’ succotash!
  12. Oh, snap!
  13. Phooey!
  14. Great Scott!
  15. Bullspit!
  16. Leapin' lizards!
  17. Cheese and crackers!
  18. Frack!
  19. Crappity!
  20. Shitake mushrooms!
  21. Fraggle Rock!
  22. Cowabunga!
  23. Shut the front door!
  24. Gee willikers!
  25. Mother of pearl!
  26. Son of a gun!
  27. Egad!
  28. Tartar sauce!
  29. Gadzooks!
  30. Barbra Streisand!
  31. Schnikes!
  32. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!
  33. Mother fathers!
  34. Crikey!
  35. Peas and rice!
  36. Jeepers!
  37. Blimey!
  38. Galloping gremlins!
  39. Oh, ship!
  40. Zoinks!
  41. Good night!
  42. Fart knocker!
  43. Malarkey!
  44. Merlin’s beard!
  45. Holy guacamole!
  46. Oh, coconuts!
  47. H-E-double hockey sticks!
  48. Drat!
  49. Ay, caramba!
  50. Freakin A!
Next week we will feature another classic episode from 2006 so stay tooned. – Brian Walker  

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