Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 10:07:19 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Fornigate & Eatin' Ain't Cheatin' (new words) I submit that much of the text below is abosolutely of no eymological significance. If the phraseitself needs to be recorded, fine; the details that are loaded COULD be construed as someone's exercising his ppolitical animus. > 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!! >