[Ads-l] new sense of the F-word

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 7 19:46:57 EST 2021


Also rendering intransitive "fucked" and "sucked" virtual antonyms.  Who
knew?

On Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 5:33 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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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