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Old 09-03-2009, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bayard View Post
Fascinating. Thanks. I'd always been under the impression that "sucks" was an oral sex reference and that it really crossed over into everyday use in the late 80's or early 90's thanks to its being used often on Roseanne. I apparently put together a bunch of bad assumptions/information. Thanks for that!
Whatever it's origin in the early 1900s, when I was in high school and college in the 1960s and 1970s it certainly was understood to refer to oral sex and not something you would say around people of my parents' generation. So it may have gone through a not vulgar/vulgar/not so vulgar cycle.