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    How exactly does this sounds?

    Dialog :
    Dad: What?! That really stinks, Daria!
    Mom: Easy, Jake. Focus.
    How rude is the phrase "That really stinks" in this case?
    Is it close to "That really sucks!" or to "It's bad!"?
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    Re: How exactly does this sounds?

    I think it might be very similar to it sucks, It is said all the time. However, we must wait for a native here.;)

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    Re: How exactly does this sounds?

    "Stinks" is far less offensive than "sucks." You'll hear prim church-going grandmothers saying "well, that stinks!", while they'd never dream of saying "that sucks!"

    "Stinks" is to "sucks" as "darn" is to "damn."

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    Re: How exactly does this sounds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Stinks" is far less offensive than "sucks." You'll hear prim church-going grandmothers saying "well, that stinks!", while they'd never dream of saying "that sucks!"

    "Stinks" is to "sucks" as "darn" is to "damn."
    Thank you very much!

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