Is heck a place?

Canada
April 30, 2010 7:20pm CST
Why replace the word 'hell' with 'heck'? What on earth does this acheive. I know ehat 'hell' is but what's the definition of 'heck'? Why is it that our society replaces wordsd such as 'hell' with silly words that dont make sense for the words they replace. What other words are there are are like that?
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
1 May 10
I think using heck instead of 'he*ll' probably goes back to days when swearing was totally looked down on. There are still those of us who consider true swear words to be less than polite. IE: it's more genteel than hard core swearing, yet is in a way a form of cussing and getting a point across. I don't swear, but I'll sometimes use the word heck, or friggin for the fword. I would never, and I mean never, use the fword. While friggin isn't a word it is deemed, by most people, to be a little more polite and more overlooked than the other words. In my opinion, I don't think word substitution is silly at all, and serves it's own purpose. I think swearing is much too commonplace in today's society. I would rather my kids hear somebody saying 'what the heck?!' or 'friggin' than to think the other words are acceptable in public.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
1 May 10
lmao holy crow - maybe a crow who has accepted Jesus? frickin (I use this one) flippin (yep this one too) balderdash holy spit shoot
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• United States
1 May 10
one i like is instead of Holy S**t its holy shnikeys lol dont even know if its a word but i say it. i think these made up words are just a polite way to get away with out saying "bad" words
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• United Arab Emirates
3 May 10
I think it's all about synomyns or acronyms, people use words that are very close in meaning when it comes to pronounciations. So because hell means, rough, tough, trouble or any other words that could replace stress, problems encountered and so on with heck which sounds close and would mean all of the above. One word i use to replace nice or thumbs up is kudos, everybody uses it