[Ads-l] fuck ton

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 3 04:20:23 EDT 2018


> Iva

Male, female, or unisex?

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:01 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 7:34 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" had a Mark Zuckerberg character
> refer
> > to a "fuck ton" of something.
> >
> > Bigger than a shitload, acc. to UrbanD, which has exx. back to 2003.
> >
> > There is also a "shit ton."
> >
>
> A handy guide from Iva Cheung on the Strong Language blog...
>
> https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/units-of-fucking-measure/
>
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