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So I wanted to say that I really love some web service, (I could pretty much say this about stack exchange too!) and I wanted to keep the power of my words, but I have a bad habit of using f-word in english more than I want, since English is not my native tongue and it makes it easier, when you lack rich vocabulary. I heard that usage of f word has a strong connotation and is generally perceived badly. I am not sure how to replace such an expression. There is the "God, I love something something", but I would also like to avoid using the word "God".

There surely are common ways to express such a thing, but I cannot come up with anything. Would you suggest some ways, please?

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    Surely you can find some other intensifier: "I absolutely love StackExchange!" or "I really love StackExchange!" Or use a euphemism, like flipping or fracking or fricking. – Robusto Jan 11 '15 at 13:10
  • Oh wow, zoinks! I really, truly, absolutely love this web service! – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 11 '15 at 13:43
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You could replace the F-work with another F-word as in "I freaking love this service!". This way use still use the F-word without using the F-word.

In the case of the "God, I love this." You could use also a differnt word, e.g. "Jeez, I love this". See Jeez.

Or you could simply omit God. "Oh my, this is incredible!".

  • (I know this is a lost cause, but...) The word that you, (and Hollywood and the media) have latched onto, "freaking", is a mispronunciation of the word "frigging". Various sources date this euphemism for the f-word to the mid-16th or 17th century. I assume its origin is British, because it still clings to life in this form in the New England States- where the dialect (AmE) changes more slowly. – Oldbag Jan 11 '15 at 14:04
  • I don't see a huge difference between freaking and fucking, nor God and Jeez and Oh my just seems to fall short of Oh my God. All of them are just minced, not really alternatives. – Frank Jan 11 '15 at 14:06
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replacements for 'I f***ing love this'

I totally love this. I absolutely love this. I truly love this. I so love this.

replacements for 'God, I love this'

Wow, I love this. Yeah, I love this. Cool, I love this. (Slightly more context dependent as cool is descriptive.)

All of the above expressions are colloquial but polite.

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What word you're going to use depends on who you are talking to. I wouldn't use the same adverb when giving a lecture, talking to my grandma, explaining something to a judge in court, or chatting with my colleagues at work. I suggest the following:

  • very much
  • truly
  • tremendously
  • immensely

"freaking" might be considered vulgar at certain places and I would only use it as an intensifier if I were angry. But that's me.

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