So, I have come to one such moment in my fantasy novel where my otherwise really sweet and kind MC is swearing. Originally I went for goat-banger, but was informed "bang" is pretty modern. Plain bastard is a little too plain. Fucker is too harsh and goes against the tone of my novel. Essentially, I need a creative genteel swear word that's also strong, but not too strong So... Go wild, my WF friends! Do your worst And yes, I need a noun.