Earlier today I almost severed a fingernail in a combine accident, or something like that, which naturally caused me to employ a few choice curse words. Subsequent comment on the event queried my language choice. Not to put too fine a point on it ( it would be rather a challenge... ) the oft-employed 'Curb' word of the same initial letter and number of letters, but used in the gerund seems to have crept into my cursing vocabulary. I appreciate many people find the base form extremely offensive (as witnessed in a thread a few weeks ago) so I refrain from printing it here. An ex-flatmate trained herself (?) to substitute her instinctive curse word vocabulary for some neutral and perfectly acceptable word in its place. So, instead of saying the f-word, she would say 'fffflip' or some similar nonsense. Depending upon the company, I find it comforting to know that I can curse inanimate objects quite safely in another language, Italian, without the risk of offending anyone: when I'm around my family for instance. So, what 'filth' naturally pours forth when you oh, I don't know, break that lace on the new EGs or even something much less traumatising?