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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2014-07-29 02:01:43

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 1275

"sharks" for "shucks"

Okay, you are telling me that Wacco readers don’t know any more than I do … sharks, and I always thought Wacco readers know everything …
discussion thread

Aw sharks.. please dont make me blush on teh internet(s)
gamers’ discussion

Aw, sharks. That stinks.
parenting discussion

Aw sharks Mir that’s really sweet.
discussion thread

Assuming that some of these aren’t meant as a joke, I think we have an eggcorn here. The pronunciation similarity, especially in some dialects, is clear. Re: the meaning—the only relevant “meaning” of “shucks” in this context is that it begins with the same sound as “shit” and is therefore useful as a euphemism. “Shark” “means” the same thing in this context. Eggcorn, sez I.



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