End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Apr 1995 to 17 Apr 1995 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 210 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. [p*tut] (4) 2. 3. [p*tut] and more 4. Sweet Patootie (PG-13) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 1995 10:58:19 EDT From: David Bergdahl Subject: [p*tut] Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 19-Apr-1995 10:52am EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: [p*tut] Here's a local term that I've heard for years but don't know its origin: [p*tut] with * for schwa. It's always transparent in meaning--"I don't give a horse's patoot for that." "He's a real horse's patoot." "He got kicked in the patoot." &c. There's a long tradition of Ohio Valley French (with cities like Marietta--named after Marie Antoinette--and Gallipolis (pronounced [gael*polis] with accent on the last syllable)) and also a goodly number of Italians. Any ideas for the origin of [p*tut]? David David Bergdahl Ohio Univ/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU "between Appalachia and the midwest" Received: 19-Apr-1995 10:58am