Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:30:22 +0000

From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET

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]