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Keeping words straight

How do you keep these words straight?

You could depend on context for meaning, but that's kind of hard when one of the meanings is a swear, but the others are not. We don't go around saying, "Well, FUCK can mean a few different things, some of which are polite and some of which are not. It depends on the context."

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

bollix v : make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: {botch}, {bumble}, {fumble}, {botch up}, {muff}, {blow}, {flub}, {screw up}, {ball up}, {spoil}, {muck up}, {bungle}, {fluff}, {bollix up}, {bollocks}, {bollocks up}, {bobble}, {mishandle}, {louse up}, {foul up}, {mess up}, {fuck up}]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

bollocks \bollocks\ v. to make a mess of.

Syn: botch, fumble, botch up, muff, blow it, flub, screw up, ball up, blunder, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

bollocks v : make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: {botch}, {bumble}, {fumble}, {botch up}, {muff}, {blow}, {flub}, {screw up}, {ball up}, {spoil}, {muck up}, {bungle}, {fluff}, {bollix}, {bollix up}, {bollocks up}, {bobble}, {mishandle}, {louse up}, {foul up}, {mess up}, {fuck up}]

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