[Ads-l] cuss word euphemisms

Beth Young zbyoung at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 3 11:18:03 EST 2016


An Oreo commercial from 2011 used a bunch of these, from "Shut the front
door!" to the less likely "Mah Jong" and "Franklin Delano!"
https://youtu.be/wtcXaiJF7ts


On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 1:48 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> << 'Shut the front door!' <-- "Shut the f--- up". >>
> WB:  Now that I've had time to mull this new lexical addition to my
> cultural learning experience in American linguistic diversity, I personally
> associate <STFD> with "Shut the fucking door! Were you born in a barn?"
> More in tune with my years roughing it in the Army years ago. "But that's
> just me!", as Colonel Doolittle said in "Pearl Harbor". (Then my addled
> brain wanders to "Open the door, Richard!", but that's another garden path
> to the past.) Mumble ... mumble ...
>
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