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Posted by Smokey Stover on April 19, 2004

In Reply to: Fresh mouth posted by ESC on April 18, 2004

: : Hi everyone,
: : Anyone who happens to know wut this means?
: : Her 'fresh mouth' and lack of respect for me.

: :
: : Thank you all!

: Merriam-Webster online:

: Fresh -- Probably by folk etymology from German frech. Disposed to take liberties. IMPUDENT.
: Impudent -- marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others : INSOLENT.

You might say much the same thing about the expression "smart mouth," except as regards the etymology. I think it can be used as a verb, but I don't guarantee it. "Don't you smart-mouth me!" SS