[Ads-l] uck

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 21:44:42 EDT 2018


Is this one of the dumbest words ever, in any language, or what?

JL

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:40 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > 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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