F*** with = have sex with?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Dec 21 20:03:52 UTC 2005

Based just on the context here, the meanings look identical to me. It could
be that the new recruits are doing nasty things to the cooks, like putting
rats in their stew, or that they are just giving them a hard time about the
food. Similarly, the cooks could be doing something serious like putting an
enema in somebody's food or just slopping the stew over onto the peas.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of James Landau
> Somewhat off-topic, but my Drill Sergeant in Basic Training
> came up with this gem:
> "Don't fuck with the cooks, and if they fuck with you, I'll
> fuck them over."
> Two different meanings of "fuck with" in one sentence.  "Don't disturb
> (mild) the cooks, and if they cause trouble (much more
> serious) for you, I will (something)."

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