[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 2 10:46:21 EST 2016


On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 7:54 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> No, then it just sounds like the name of a Dutch town.


Only if you already know that it's the name of a Dutch town
: ['sxeːvənɪŋə(n)]. Otherwise, it's going to be at least as hard to figure
out as "Wistful Vista" is, when neither "wistful" nor "vista" is in your
vocabulary. 😜


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-Wilson
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