the S word


Senior Member
Hi all,

If I want to talk about the rather offensive word "shit", but don't want to offend anyone, can I call it "the S word"? Will it be immediately understood by native speakers, just as they use "the F word" to talk about another potentially offensive word?

Many thanks! :)
  • vraibreton

    New Member
    English - US
    Hi! -- That should be clear enough, yes! When I read the title of the forum, I pretty much assumed that would be the word in question. :) I have heard it referred to in this way. If you are talking about "the s word" with someone, you likely wouldn't offend them if you said it. Especially if you are just talking about the word. But if you want simply to refer to if, "the S word" is perfect.
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