I read that zut alors means shoot or darn. Is this true and is zut alors considered a cuss word? If it is considered a cuss word, is it a strong or mild one? Is there a concept of strong vs. mild cuss words in France? Merci, TJBP I'm making a small card with that on it for a friend and I want to be sure it isn't something horrible. We often say shoot fuzzy which is ok to say around children at school. I am meaning it in that vein.