Exposure to language

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Dec 13 18:45:16 UTC 2002

>Footnote:  I still can't say "dish the dirt."
>Perfect!  But Randolph's story has a particular resonance for me (and it
>probably did for him too), because in my childhood in Minnesota our term
>for 'shit' was in fact 'dish'.  But we used old catalogs, not rags. . . .
>Was this use of 'dish' in the vocabularies of any of the rest of you
I can't remember ever hearing this. I'm wondering has it tainted other uses
of "dish," too?  Was it thought of as a euphemism?  So many euphemisms
retain the stinks of their illegitimate employment when back in their old
A. Murie

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