what the living fuck is THAT love

what the living fuck is THAT

Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. You may find more data at what the living fuck is that.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Lights are indeed lungs. When I was growing up I used to have to pick up the lights from the butcher so that Pussy 3-legs wouldn't go hungry. Malnourished mongrel dogs would track me all the way home.

    October 8, 2010

  • I learned it from a Civil War journal called The Rebel Yell and the Yankee Hurrah. The gentleman (who was from Maine, if I recall) mentioned that on the march the new recruits had been offered refreshments by locals, and some were "city boys" and didn't know that eating the lights (lungs) of a cow wasn't going to be very satisfying.

    October 7, 2010

  • Thanks, cb, I didn't realise that about the lights.

    October 6, 2010

  • I believe the lights are generally the lungs. Which kind of makes sense... if one has the lights (lungs) scared out of one, one can't breathe.

    But I agree the consciousness/eyeballs angle works better.

    And I almost typed "iballs." What a stupid word.

    October 6, 2010

  • sarra dear, I'd be happy to vote for you as Antichrist if, you know, you felt like you needed a bit of a career change.

    October 4, 2010

  • I thought the living daylights referred to the guts - the lights. The integral parts.

    October 2, 2010

  • Sources reckon it's about consciousness and eyeballs. This makes sense, I promise (google it)

    October 1, 2010

  • sarra - isn't "living daylights" merely a politenessy version of "God" in this context?

    September 29, 2010

  • Is Antichrist a medical term?

    September 29, 2010

  • Started me thinking about 'the living fuck' ('annoys the living fuck out of me', etc. Is the form related to '(beat/thrash/knock/club/scare/verb) the living daylights out of'? Or instead 'the living God'/'the living Christ'? Ah — I'm thinking as I type here, I think it's indeed the last one. So:

    the living Christ : the living fuck :: sweet mother of God : sweet mother of fuck.

    Homework: find a word for the anti-mincing of oaths. (see minced oath)

    (As this is a public site I should point out I'm a linguist and not an Antichrist.)

    September 29, 2010