[Ads-l] uck

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 22:15:21 EDT 2018


I seriously doubt it. I mean, "misunderestimate"?

Mark Mandel


On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:45 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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