[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 2 11:09:35 EST 2016


But I DO know it's the name of a Dutch town!

DanG

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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