[Ads-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: new sense of the F-word

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 7 18:24:28 EST 2021


 The old JL would have remembered.

JL

On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 6:21 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> We discussed this rather extensively in a thread back in January, initiated
> by one JL.
>
>
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2021-January/thread.html#158798
>
> On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 5:47 PM Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:
>
> > Yeah, I've been noticing this for a little while. I think we've also
> > previously noted positive _fuck with_ 'to enjoy, appreciate' (esp. with
> > _heavy_), which seems to stem from the sense 'to associate (with)', which
> > goes back 30 years or so.
> >
> > Early examples appreciated!
> >
> > Jesse Sheidlower
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 07, 2021 at 05:33:02PM -0500, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > > John Oliver  ("Last Week Tonight") was reporting on the brief,
> incredible
> > > success of Chex cereals in 1992, after the introduction of the
> > "ChexQuest"
> > > video game:
> > >
> > > "For six weeks in 1992, Chex cereals _fucked!_"
> > >
> > > Like "rocked" but better.
> > >
> > > JL
> > >
> >
>
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