[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 1 16:13:40 EST 2016


My euphemism of choice has always been Scheveningen, a variation of the
Sicilian Defence.

DanG

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 4:11 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> For more on "shut the front door," see Arnold's 2011 post and the comments
> thereon:
>
> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/07/22/exclaiming-euphemistically/
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Tim Stewart <timoteostewart1977 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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."
> >
> >
> > 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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