#FOWC — I Hate Spunk

8B8BDF51-C848-4A90-A1CB-0C389156E719Do you remember that scene in the Mary Tyler Moore Show when Lou Grant, played by Ed Asher, says to Mary Richards, played by Mary Tyler Moore, “You know what? You’ve got spunk.”

Mary smiles and stammers and says, “Well, yes,” thinking that what her boss said to her was meant to be a compliment.

Until he says, “I hate spunk.”


This post is brought to you tonight by today’s One-Word Challenge, “ gumption.” Of course, “spunk” is a synonym for “gumption.” Well, it used to be, anyway. These days it’s considered a slang word for semen.

5 thoughts on “#FOWC — I Hate Spunk

    • newepicauthor June 17, 2018 / 7:19 am

      They had this stage chemistry with each other, because they fed off of each other’s lines.

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    • Fandango June 17, 2018 / 7:55 am

      You probably had to have seen the show and been familiar with the characters.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Esme upon the Cloud June 17, 2018 / 6:03 am

    It’s been a slang word for semen in the UK for many, many decades actually, something that has drifted our way it seems.

    – Esme not meaning semen is drifting his way upon the Cloud

    Liked by 1 person

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