[LMB] Favorite swears

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Feb 26 15:40:51 GMT 2016


On Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:50:11 -0700, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
wrote:

>
>> On Feb 25, 2016, at 6:11 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Around small children especially:
>> Shells, shards--thank you, Anne McCaffrey!
>> Fudge and effing
>> Bullpucky (I can "sign" that)
>> are good choices to keep them from from picking up your less stellar vocabulary early on.
>
>Sometimes the euphemism becomes “common” enough to have their own euphemisms.    As in Pee, being used for Piss.
>
>The language that the rulers use is “classy”, and the language the conquered use is crude.   We’ve got to use the right language when discussing body functions...

Most of our "medical" terms for genitalia are Latin slang.


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