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Thread #11324   Message #3671736
Posted By: MGM·Lion
24-Oct-14 - 12:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Oh How He Lied
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Oh How He Lied
"Went down to 'sh!'" I originally learned as went down to "Hmm-hmm" -- ie a euphemistic noise, as 'sh' = 'hush' or 'hmm-hmm' for a supposed avoidance of pronouncing the actual word; from time when "Hell" was thought of [facetiously, I suspect] as a very naughty(!) swearword.

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