I wonder when the first time a play-by-play announcer, or color
ed man will say a play, or player, sucks on national TV?
Like the Chargers suck.
Remember when saying “suck” was almost bad as the other word that starts with F?
I remember the first time I used suck in a business setting. I was criticized later for my coarse language. But the “big boss” said he appreciated my frankness. Now you hear it all over the place.
Females around me don’t use the work suck. But in the Bible Belt it’s still very conservative.
Kathy Griffin: “Suck this Jesus” when she got the Emmy was over the top. So it still can be used effectively, but only by a Jew talking about Jesus on national TV.
I don’t hear the phrase “it blows” much anymore. I wonder if that’s a regional thing? Considering the derivation of the terms, if it sucks, it blows too, correct?
Whatever. Heywood Jablome is still a lot more clever than Mike Hunt.
UPDATE: I just remembered the name of a furniture chain in SW FL: Badcock’s.
Does that name suck or blow? Or maybe it grows on you?