CAPRICORN: June 5-11


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do you know what minced oaths are? They're rarely used now. If you went back 100 years, though, you'd hear them often. They were sanitized swear words, peculiar exclamations to let folks have the emotional release of profanities without causing a ruckus among those listening. "Bejabbers!" was one. So were "thunderation!, "dad-blast!" and "consarn!" One of my favorite minced oaths: "By St. Boogar and the saints at the backside door of purgatory!" I bring this up because I suspect it's a minced oath kind of week for you. I mean, you'll have every right to get riled up, and you should express your feelings, but not in ways that create problems.

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