That stinks!! No.. it SUCKS!
May 4, 2012 7:11 AM Subscribe
When, where and how did the word 'sucks' become somewhat inoffensive, mainstream-- a word that can be said on prime time television? Was there at tv show? Is it generational? Or is my perception regional and based on my cohort?
posted by sandmanwv to Society & Culture (43 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I watch Seinfeld now from the mid 90s and Elaine always uses 'stinks' when 'sucks' would seem more appropriate. I do remember in my 90s schooling that saying the word in class would be inappropriate-- worse than saying damn or hell, but not as bad as the s-word of f-word. I've seen many (non TV-14) tv shows and the characters use that word now.