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Re: Short little mother

Posted by Daniela on April 27, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Short little mother posted by ESC on April 27, 2004

thanks, that's exactly what I needed!!

: : "You're a short little mother", he said

: : I read this phrase in a book, apparently someone told that to Yul Brynner. it sounds derogatory but what is the exact meaning of the phrase?

: : thank you!

: : Daniela

: It means, "You're short." "Mother" is a cleaned up obscenity -- a substitution for motherf**ker. You'd have to heard the tone of voice before deciding if the speaker was hostile or not.