As you can see, all those words mean something. The one difference is ‘Gosh’, actually, is like an exclamation word. Like ‘Sigh’.
Goodness, of course, is a word on its own.. and also a euphemism replace ‘God’. Just like ‘Gosh’.
Which leads me to ask… is saying Gosh or Goodness as a euphemism to replace ‘God’, not appropriate. Because saying Oh My God, itself is very inappropriate and quite disrespectful, if one believes in God. I have been led to understand that if you say Fish or Fudge, instead of the actual F word, it’s considered, a big No-No. Because it directly implies that you meant the F word.
Does that apply here?
Oh..and by the way.. is ‘shits’ really a bad word?
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