Posted by ESC on May 26, 2004
In Reply to: Screwed up posted by kelleykbrown on May 26, 2004
: Is the phrase, "screwed up," to be considered vulgar or obscene in casual conversation, like its obviously vulgar synonym?
I felt uncomfortable using "screwed up" in front of my 90-something grandmother-in-law. I was telling about my little son trying to say he was "keyed up" and instead said "screwed up." From the look on her face, I think it was a mistake to use the term. But I think it's considered pretty mild otherwise. (I'm from the U.S.)