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    suck and sucker

    (1). "it sucks" - is it a vulgar expression? Can I use it on a formal occassion?
    (2). "sucker" - someone who is easily duped. Again, is it a vulgar expression? Can I use it on formal occasions?

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    Re: suck and sucker

    Quote Originally Posted by yuanmingqing View Post
    (1). "it sucks" - is it a vulgar expression? It certainly is not elegant.
    Can I use it on a formal occassion? I wouldn't.
    (2). "sucker" - someone who is easily duped. Again, is it a vulgar expression? It's fairly informal.
    Can I use it on formal occasions? Not really., though I doubt if it would shock anyone.
    If by 'vulgar' you mean 'rude, impolite', the word sounds dated to me.

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