My story is planned to be for everyone (maybe young adult), but it still has dark and dramatic moments (a la Steven Universe and Harry Potter). My question is what are some G-rated alternatives to phrases like “You/That bastard”, “Son of a…”, etc. that convey the heavy meaning but don’t sound ‘stupid’ for lack of a better (other than “monster”)?
Alternatives to bastard:
- piece of crap
Or, depending on the situation:
- scam artist
There are also some less obscene exclamations scattered throughout my exclamations list.
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