EATIN' AIN'T CHEATIN'
Gosh, I hope this is over soon. This phrase (not in the RHHDAS) was also
on the web in several newsgroups.
This is from Christopher Caldwell's "Hill of Beans" column, the New York
Press, Jan. 28-Feb 3, 1998, pg. 26, col. 1:
She fell in love with Bill Clinton, even though their relationship
consisted solely of blowjobs. The two almost had sex once, but then the
President pulled back and said, "No, that's special." (How flattering.)
Anyone inclined to think that Lewinsky's version of the Clinton affair is
a fantasy should keep in mind its details. Clinton is clearly an adherent of
Robb's Rule--named after the prolific Virginia Senator Chuck Robb--that it's
not adultery if only oral sex is involved. This interpretation seems to be
the prevalent one among Southern politicians, who are apt to express it in its
more apothegmatic formulation: _Eatin' ain't cheatin'_.
"Eatin' ain't cheatin'" supposedly comes from a Kinky Friedman song and
was popularized on the Don Imus radio show. I tried to get the full lyrics on
the web, but got "404 File Not Found."
Remember: "Among the New Words" is fine, but please, NO WOTY!!