But I've got a query of my own: When did"suck" become a legitimate verb of historical analysis and why does it have negative connotation? I admit to being a prude of the first order and am enough beyond the generational divide from most of my colleagues here that I still wince at the S word. I've been doing a lot of wincing in the last twenty years or so. But, seriously, how did"suck" become the word of choice for what is deeply or even banally awful? It hasn't made it into most of the on-line dictionaries to that effect yet. Do we have bad memories of life at mother's breast? Is there an implicit homophobia in the language of people who wouldn't want to think themselves homophobic? Why isn't"to suck" or"it sucks" a good thing?
Update: So, am I to understand that to know that"to suck" is bad and"to blow" is good signals that one knows the difference between authentic music, i.e., jazz, and inauthentic music, i.e., disco?