Pile of pants

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 19 03:48:47 UTC 2000

At 10:39 AM -0500 12/19/00, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>A person using "pile of pants" may not perceive it as vulgar, any more than
>the typical US-an sees anything vulgar about "These numbers are all
>bollixed up" or "Your son is a cute little bugger" -- but these all have
>"vulgar" origins, I think.
>-- Doug Wilson

a little reminiscent of "suck" (as in "That Supreme Court decision
really sucks"), as discussed by Ron Butters here and in a recent paper


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