[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 2 12:20:40 EST 2016


Macht nichts. I didn't explain it, you, to your credit, figured it out.

DanG

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > But I DO know it's the name of a Dutch town!
>
>
> I thought that you were saying that people who heard you pronounce it in
> Dutch would hear it only as the name of a Dutch town and they wouldn't
> realize that you were being euphemistic. Naturally, I presupposed that
> _you_ know what "Scheveningen" is. Buut what you meant was that, if you
> pronounce it in Dutch, then it loses its value for _you_ as a euphemism.
>
> I ought to have understood that. I beg your pardon.
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
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