11 Curse Words From The ‘50s We Need To Bring Back

Andrew Zaeh for Bustle

Charming, fun, and yet just the right amount of salty, curse words from the 1950s have a certain extra somethin' that many modern day insults seem to lack. Our four letter words and other caustic phrases get the point across, and they certainly have a place in our vocabulary. But it can be effective to throw in the occasional "get bent" or "oh, fudge" as well.

"When you say something unexpected, you will definitely throw someone off balance — and it can lighten the moment," relationship expert and spiritual counselor Davida Rappaport, tells Bustle. This can come in handy during heated moments, when you want to change the direction of a heated conversation.

"A lot of these terms are definitely a lot less offensive in modern times and perhaps even endearing to a certain extent," Beverly Friedmann, writer and content manager for ReviewingThis, tells Bustle. "They also tend to catch people off-guard, can be fun to use, and may strike up a conversation." Because nothing will get people chatting quite like using the phrase "that's so Mickey Mouse."

Whatever your reason, if you'd like to bring back curse words from the '50s and other old-fashioned sayings, read on below for a few choice phrases, so you'll know just what to say the next time you're angry, annoyed, or surprised.