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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

The closest I can come describing it would be it was considered like a ""swear word"" term.

I don't think I have ever said it.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

I don't mind using that word in a sentence as a descriptive, I don't have a dirty mind.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

On 3/2/2015 brii said: I don't really like it. I use "stink" instead.

Now, for whatever bizarro world reason, THAT word I don't like. How strange is that? The word in the OP doesn't bother me, though.

One thing, with your word, that particularly grates on my nerves is when somebody says 'that is so stinkin' cute'. (or something like that) YUCK! I had never heard it until I've heard it a few times on QVC, though, so I guess it's not that popular a saying.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

Stinkin cute is a funny oxymoron.....
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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

I don't think of a s*x act when I hear it so it doesn't bother me.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

On 3/2/2015 hyacinth003 said:

The closest I can come describing it would be it was considered like a ""swear word"" term.

I don't think I have ever said it.

Hyacinth

I'm betting you are my age or older.

Our generation didn't use that word and certainly didn't use the Eff word.

The younger generation uses those words all the time. They also use ""friggin"" which my grown kids say instead of the other Eff word. oh well.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

On 3/2/2015 MickD said: Stinkin cute is a funny oxymoron.....

I think it is funny too!

But I think stink is a funny word too for some reason.

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On 3/2/2015 imaclotheshog said:
On 3/2/2015 hyacinth003 said:

The closest I can come describing it would be it was considered like a "swear word" term.

I don't think I have ever said it.

Hyacinth

I'm betting you are my age or older.

Our generation didn't use that word and certainly didn't use the Eff word.

The younger generation uses those words all the time. They also use "friggin" which my grown kids say instead of the other Eff word. oh well.

I remember once, when I was MUCH younger, using the word 'sukk' around my father and he about flipped his lid. I never grew up around him, so I was surprised as I thought 'what?'.

I never thought of it as a swear word, for whatever reason. I do tend to use the word but if I were in the company of somebody who was bothered about it, of course, I wouldn't.

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Re: Anyone else uncomfortable with this term?

Depends on where and how used.

In casual conversation with people I'm familiar with, the term doesn't bother me. But in a professional situation or used in an article like this and just used for the 'shock' factor, then I find it inappropriate because a writer or journalist should be able to have the skill/talent to capture my attention with a headline using more creative language, rather than try to shock me with some 'gutter language'.

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I remember when Anne Burrell got her first cooking show on Food Network. She would use the word quite a bit, during a cooking demonstration. Even I thought that was pretty inappropriate! They must have put the kibosh on that because it suddenly stopped.