``Suck" Replaces ``Stink'' In Our Vocabulary

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  • Room 215
    Room 215

    How old is this phenomenon, and is it another feature of The Sign of the End? At the risk of dating myself, I remember when ``suck'' was never used in civil company, as it was considered a filthy word, a euphemism for fellatio. Today, I find that I react viscerally to its wide use, and must admit to still finding it crass and offensive, although that admission likely places me at the margin rather than in the mainstream of contemporary society. What say you?

    (Apologies for this, my first, and probably my only, foray in the esoteric world of ``fluff'')

  • SYN

    You must be much older than me

    I've never even considered suck to be a bad word! My own mother uses that word to me, and I use it back to her! Hell, my GRANDMOTHER uses that word!

  • Elsewhere

    "I didn't think it was physically possible, but that both sucks and blows!" - Bart Simpson

  • BeautifulGarbage

    I remember way back when I was kid (eons ago) and I heard someone use the word "suck" in such a manner. It was over 30 years ago. I came from another kid my age and I was taken back by her use of it. First off, because it was in front of her Mother and because I considered it to be cussing.

    The times they are a changin'..........

    I now use the word "suck" on occasion, when I think somethings "stinks".

    BTW: Room, you should post fluff more often, you happen to be quite good at it!


  • ozziepost

    Downunder we have a new use for the word "mad". From what I can work out, it means something like "good, great, the best".

    I don't know, everything is going up side down!!

    Even the word "truth" has a new meaning.

    Cheers, Ozzie

  • jack2

    The other day my wife, whose picture appears beside the word "conservative" in the dictionary, used the phrase "that sucks". When she starts using a once-questionable word or phrase, you know things are no longer the same.

    Edited by - jack2 on 22 August 2002 21:51:22

  • minimus

    Blame it on Beavis and Butthead......"THIS SUCKS...."

  • LB

    Suck always meant "you are lousy" or it meant a blow-job.

    I replaced stinkin with the F word myself.

  • Farkel

    Room 215

    : How old is this phenomenon, and is it another feature of The Sign of the End?

    As in "that sucks" vs. "that stinks?"

    Neither one is appropriate, despite the generation gaps and all.

    I know this because I know my Bible, and this is ALL Bible-Based(tm).

    Is it a sign of the Time of the End or is it a sign of the Time of the End(tm)? There IS a difference, you know! If you are referring to the later, then the answer is "yes." Today, anyway. Tomorrow? Who knows. That demonized "Twist" dance that I couldn't dance in 1960 is no longer mentioned and I'm sure if dubs danced it at some retro-1960's party, no one would object.

    Fuck that shit.

    Trying to be Theocratically Correct Class(tm)

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