What does this expression mean? I heard it in a video where the person said something like

This sounds right, but in fact, son of a gun, or as my younger son would say, fudge knuckle, it goes wrong in the end.

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    Related: english.stackexchange.com/q/35156/8019 Apr 10, 2013 at 14:41
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    or to save clicking effort, it's a 'minced oath' for the f-word.
    – Mitch
    Apr 10, 2013 at 14:46
  • There is actually a grocery store (chain?) in St. Louis called Fudpuckers. Just thought I'd throw this bit of trivia out there for fun. Apr 11, 2013 at 1:10

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I have never heard that expression before but it sounds like one of those nonsense expressions that are often used as a general exclamation. I would guess, too, that fudge is meant to be a euphemism for fuck, as such euphemisms are common in these nonsense phrases.

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    Agreed, and I will point out that it starts with the same "fuh" sound, and the "uck" in the second word is stressed. So you really are saying the f-word, just slightly broken up.
    – Hellion
    Apr 10, 2013 at 14:32
  • Like in fire truck.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Apr 10, 2013 at 14:49
  • @Hellion: A very good point, thanks for making the clarification!
    – Omid
    Apr 10, 2013 at 17:24

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