[Ads-l] uck

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 3 21:40:06 EDT 2018


> On Sep 3, 2018, at 6:42 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Makes sense, in a way: the F-word without the F, meaning (some kind of) sex
> without fucking.

Very nice; I was thinking of “uck” as the un-F-word.

LH

> 
> 
> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018, 4:28 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/uck <
>> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/uck>) gives “uck” as an alternative
>> spelling of “yuck”.
>> 
>> The Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=uck
>> <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=uck>) has meanings such
>> as “blowjob”, “give a blowjob”, “give a fingerjob (to a woman)”.
>> 
>> SaferLondon has an article (
>> https://saferlondon.org.uk/case_studies/sarah-14/ <
>> https://saferlondon.org.uk/case_studies/sarah-14/>) from June discussing
>> uck parties, in which a girl was coerced into giving uck, which led to more.
>> 
>> The Evening Standard (
>> https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/underage-girls-lured-by-social-media-to-sex-and-drug-uck-parties-a3879786.html
>> <
>> https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/underage-girls-lured-by-social-media-to-sex-and-drug-uck-parties-a3879786.html>)
>> has more of the same.
>> 
>> Today Vice (
>> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594xx3/an-uck-party-is-child-sexual-exploitation-under-a-new-name
>> <
>> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/594xx3/an-uck-party-is-child-sexual-exploitation-under-a-new-name>)
>> has an article about “uck parties” in which boys or girls are given
>> drugs/alcohol and coerced into sexual acts, generally going beyond regular
>> uck.
>> 
>> It seems that “uck" is a euphemism for sexual acts and seems mainly in in
>> use in the UK.
>> 
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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