suggestive names

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 10 19:42:55 UTC 2006

>Another good example is the chain of bars "Fuddpuckers".

cf. "You ain't so muckin' fuch."  I guess metathesis is a common form
of disingenuous taboo avoidance...


>  >*someone* must (he says, for the hundredth time or so) have collected
>>names that are invented to sound indecent without being so, and/or to
>>trip you into making a speech error with unfortunate consequences.
>>is there a term for such names?  anyone studied, or at least
>>collected, them?
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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