Bloody

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Bloody

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:06 pm

A: (Has just done something incredible in front of B).
B: (Doesn't look happy and says) Bloody showoff.

Hi everybody! Are there any polite ways to say instead of saying "Bloody showoff"?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:11 pm

No, because the whole point of uttering that exclamation is to be rude and dismissive.
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Post by Phil White » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:25 pm

Erik is, of course, correct. But there are less forceful expletives that could be used, which would be regarded as less rude, if not exactly polite. E.g. "damned showoff".
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:00 am

Erik and Phil White : Thank you both so much for your answers. They are helpful. Enjoy your weekend.

StevenLoan
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Post by trolley » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:57 am

...and definitely avoid "fuckin' blow-ass" if you're trying to be nice about it.
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:21 pm

trolley : Thanks a lot for your advice. Enjoy your weekend.
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