So I’m writing. My character’s furious, ranting, and he uses a naughty word. It’s own of the F words, but not the one usually used. I don’t want the weight that word has. It’s a brick it is, best used to really hit. Part of the reason I don’t use it here.
Instead, I use its synonym, feck. I like feck. Unlike the other word, it sounds funny. Especially shouted.
I type it out the first time, and my wondrous writing program Scrivener auto-corrects it to me.
By changing a single letter.
You can guess which one.
I find that hilarious. It’s like Scrivener’s is objecting to my wimpier language.