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    Smile Screw Springfield!

    Marge: If you're going to pick a government to trust, why not this one?
    Did you see that?
    Yes, they're going to destroy Springfield.
    But we're going to stop them.
    Homie, get your clothes on. Homie?
    Homer: I'm happy here. Screw Springfield!
    Marge: I can't believe you'd say something so selfish.
    Q: Screw Springfield! =? screw=?

    Thanks!

    PS: Springfield is a place name in the cartoon of The Simpsons.


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    Re: Screw Springfield!

    'Screw Springfield' basically means 'I don't care about Springfield'.

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    Re: Screw Springfield!

    "Screw" in this sentence is a mild substitute of "F*ck".
    ;)

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    Smile Re: Screw Springfield!

    monty mike & kraken,

    Thank you for your answers. I see.

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    Re: Screw Springfield!

    'Screw Springfield' basically means 'I don't care about Springfield'.
    daffodils
    There's also 'screw-up' & 'screw around'.
    These slangs are for your amusement only but are not meant to be used in your writing.

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    Smile Re: Screw Springfield!

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    daffodils
    There's also 'screw-up' & 'screw around'.
    These slangs are for your amusement only but are not meant to be used in your writing.
    Thank you, again.

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    Re: Screw Springfield!

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    daffodils
    There's also 'screw-up' & 'screw around'.
    These slangs are for your amusement only but are not meant to be used in your writing.
    I keep meeting this mistake here. Please make an old man very happy, and repeat after me 'SLANG IS NOT COUNTABLE'. They are slang expressions.

    b

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    Smile Re: Screw Springfield!

    Hi BobK,

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    A question comes to my mind. Is 'screw' a four-letter word in such a case? If yes, why did the screenwriter use such a word in a highly popular cartoon, which owns a large number of children viewers? And if I say it, am I very rude?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Screw Springfield!

    Screw is mildly vulgar. Any parent who lets their children watch the Simpsons will not be upset by its use.

    F**k would be another matter entirely.

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    Smile Re: Screw Springfield!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Screw is mildly vulgar. Any parent who lets their children watch the Simpsons will not be upset by its use.

    F**k would be another matter entirely.
    Thank you for your answer, Barb_D.

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