[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Tim Stewart timoteostewart1977 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 1 14:29:37 EST 2016


Christian stand-up comedian Tim Hawkins has a bit where he runs through a
few dozen of these types of phrases, including "shut the front door."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEssh7zRNOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx-9jfqXMbc

My fave of this type of euphemism, not mentioned by Hawkins, is "see you
next Tuesday" for "cunt."

Tim



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On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:20 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> 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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