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Shedload
This euphemism is new to me
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2014/04/09
9:52am
Glenn
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I just read an article that contained a quote that in turn contained the word shedload:
Discovery.com Mystery light on Mars

It was a new word for me. I probably won’t use it in speaking — it is too likely to be completely misunderstood as the very close shitload. But in writing, I may. It has the precise meaning of shitload, and probably is a euphemism for it.
Oxford entry for shedload

Still one could convince oneself that it simply means a truckload.

Wait, is truckload a euphemism for … ? Nah!

2014/04/09
10:32am
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I have no doubt “shedload” was being used there as a euphemism for “shitload,” although “shedload” and “truckload” could be used to literally quantify an amount. For example, “They delivered a truckload of pallets to the dock.” Or “He had a shedload of fertilizer in his back yard.” Wait a minute …

George Carlin had a great routine about euphemisms. Don’t recall it verbatim, but it went something like this: When someone acts really strange, they say “He went bananas!” But then I also hear “He went apeshit!” That’s when it hit me … apeshit IS bananas.

 

2014/04/09
3:11pm
tromboniator
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I live in a very small seaport town, but when I heard a very proper lady use the term “shipload,” that wasn’t her point of reference.

2014/04/10
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I suppose that a honey wagon could be termed a dump truck?

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