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Replacement for the irreplacemeble F-Word?

 
 
Muarck
 
Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:11 pm
I'm a screenwriter working on a section of script. I'm aiming for a PG13 audience. So I'm trying not to use the F-Word. (Granted I know you get two, but I don't want to use them given the script. So how can I replace the F-Word in this section of dialog and still have the same bite?

Erin and Tom have fallen in love, but she never told him that she was already engaged and leaving the state to marry her fiancee.

Here's the scene:

Code:
Tom stares at Erin until she’s forced to glance up at him.
TOM
Why didn’t you tell me?
Time.
ERIN
I wasn’t planning on f*cking you.
TOM
I guess that’s good to know now.
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:15 pm
shagging?
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:18 pm
snogging (mainly kissing)
nailing, laying, hitting a home run doing the deed
(have they already done it, or is that just something in a potential future? we might use different words depending on which of those had happened)
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:21 pm
@MontereyJack,
knockin' boots.

bumpin' uglies...
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:24 pm
@Muarck,
It seems to me there's a bit of intentional double meaning here. Is she saying that (1) she had no intention of going to bed with Tom and/or (2) that she had no intention of messing with his head, being unfair to him?

In either case, 'screwing' would work here as well as '*******.'
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:26 pm
"Layin some pipe"

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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:29 pm
ah, merry may have hit it--'going to bed with' is clear and is ten letters, which ought to put you in the clear, too. tho i see from the tags this is a comedy, so you might want something a little more slangy, or teen-agey, looking for a friend with benefits?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:32 pm
Where's slappy doo hoo, when we really need him?
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Muarck
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:33 pm
@edgarblythe,
To me "shaging" sounds like you're just trying to avoid the F-Word. It draws attention to itself that way.
Muarck
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:36 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew,
As always, you are a genius. Screwing is the best substitute I've thought of for that very reason. Because screwing does have all the same connotations as the F-word. (I don't know if the moderators will kick my posts for writing f*ck.)
That maybe the word I'll use I'm just wondering if there might be something a little bit more natural. You don't hear adults use the word screw that often.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:37 pm
@Muarck,
Park your dinghy in my harbor?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:38 pm
Thanks to "Battlestar Galactica" we have "frak", which has a certain currency in nerdspeak.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:39 pm
@Muarck,
bang...
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Muarck
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:40 pm
@Muarck,
Another replacement I like is: "I wasn't planning on banging you." It has that harsh tone like: f*ck though doesn't have it's double meaning.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 03:49 pm
going all the way
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mismi
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 04:15 pm
@Rockhead,
Quote:
bumpin' uglies


That is ugly. Yuck.
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tycoon
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 04:36 pm
The horizontal mambo. You must see the beauty in that.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 04:41 pm
Shtupping
Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 04:49 pm
@Muarck,
"I wasn't planning on humping you",
"I wasn't planning on screwing [optional: with] you",

or, if your actor happens to be British,

"I wasn't planning on bonking you".
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 04:53 pm
Making love.

Boinking.

Mounting.

Coitus uninterruptus.

Putting the hot dog in the bun.

Taking old one-eye to the optometrist.

Taking the old log to the beaver.

Taking a ride on the wild bologna pony.

Taking the skin boat to tuna town.
 

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