[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Dec 1 14:20:41 EST 2016


A story on NPR yesterday talked about how single mom college students would moderate their language around kids, using a couple of euphemisms that were new to me.

" "I still sometimes have my mommy voice on," she says. "I don't even swear anymore. I'll say like, 'Sugar honey ice tea!' or, like, 'Shut the front door!' " "


That last one is presumably for "Shut the f--- up".

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/18/502003007/when-the-students-on-campus-have-kids-of-their-own


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