ETYMOLOGY

wash_mouth_out_soap

When I was just a glint in my father’s eye and a look of fear in my mother’s, to be told to wash your mouth out with soap meant you’d probably just sworn or said something rude.

I guess if you say it now it might have completely different connotations.

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[This is one of the Mitchell brothers from a long running soap here in the UK which is set in the East End of London ……. it is hardly edifying]

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