[Ads-l] af

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Sun Jan 14 18:05:03 UTC 2018

On 1/9/18 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:19:09 -0700
> From:    Shawnee Moon<moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 6 Jan 2018 to 7 Jan 2018 (#2018-8)
> Subject: Re: like a dog
>> This is a standard Southern Americanism (and of course pronounced "like a
>> dawg").  ANYthing can be "like a dog".  Hungry as a dog, ugly as a dog,
>> tired as a dog, excited as a dog and so on.
> That phrase has become “... as fuck.”
> Hungry as fuck, hot as fuck, etc.

I first learned about the abbreviation for this phrase -- "af" -- at a 
WOTY vote, and now I'm mildly scandalized that one of the segments on 
Live from Here (formerly Prairie Home Companion) is "Fast AF" (featuring 
fiddle tunes).

---Amy West

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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