That doesn’t mean what you think it means, except when it does.

Scene: 3rd period class. I am trying to explain Shakespeare’s bawdy language without being bawdy.
Me: There have been complaints about my language, so I can’t say certain things anymore.
Kid 1: You mean like ‘crap’ and ‘sucks’?
Me: Um, no, I can’t use those anymore.
Kid 2: Can you still say Hell? Like if it’s in a book.
Me: Probably not. Maybe.
Kid 1: That sucks.
Me: Stop that.
Kid 3: What about Shakespeare?
Me: Shakespeare can say whatever the, uh, heck he wants. So let’s read this line from Lady Capulet about her husband’s, uh, sword.
*cue kids snickering*

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