"vulgar euphemism" (cf "uterus" & "slut")

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 13 05:22:25 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Geoffrey Nunberg
<nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> whiteness and christianess _meant_ the same thing and were euphemisms of each other…"

"Meant"? Past tense? Is that the correct one?

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