Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:30:22 +0000 From: Duane Campbell Subject: Re: Amelioration of 'suck' and other such At 10:08 AM 7/23/97 -0500, you wrote: >Someone remarked on the amelioration of 'getting shafted/screwed' and the >like last week. Does anyone have a list of body-specific or sexual >activity- specific words or expressions that have generalized or softened? I write a weekly column on gardening, a cohort of readers not noted as a particularly rowdy lot. I've used "screwed" several times without a whisper of complaint from any editors or readers. (Though it is possible that some editors changed it without my knowing.) Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]