One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often as imperative Stop swearing.
- ‘You people should go wash your mouths out.’
- ‘When we were boys Mum told my brothers and I not to use rude words or she'd wash our mouths out with soap.’
- ‘Your mom may have once threatened to wash your mouth out with soap.’
- ‘Ian should wash his mouth out with soap!’
- ‘Have my mother wash my mouth out with soap on public access tv’
- ‘He should get up, withdraw and apologise, and wash his mouth out.’
- ‘The Minister should wash her mouth out.’
- ‘I had no idea that she could even utter that word without wanting to wash her mouth out.’
- ‘But when it comes to the economy, I'm not ready to wash my mouth out just yet.’
- ‘Both sides, whilst washing their mouths out with soap, may still ponder the title.’
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