Sweet stuff

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 4 23:13:38 UTC 2013

It used to mean "girls."

Moreover, young men described by elderly ladies as "sweet" are typically
regarded as effeminate by those regarded by the same ladies as coarse and


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Tyler Schnoebelen <tylers at stanford.edu>wrote:

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> I don't think I've seen this discussed. Does anyone know the origin (or
> even
> a list of connotations) for "sweet stuff" here:
> "I don't do the guys. I don't do that," Culliver said. "We don't have any
> gays on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with
> that sweet stuff."
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> http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/culliver-anti-gay-remarks-issues-
> apology-49ers-article-1.1251764#ixzz2JxCht0XX
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