Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:57:49 -0400 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Re: Golden Oldies > > In contribution to my own query, when I first met Karl Nicholas he came to > me after I had presented a paper, introduced himself, and said, "I bet you > thought 'cock' referred to female anatomy until you entered the service." > He was right. Is anyone else familiar with that usage? Some ten years _Cock_ 'the female genitalia' is a well-known Southernism; see DARE and HDAS. It's almost totally unheard of outside the south, except in Black E. The rapper "Li'l Kim," who is known for her explicit lyrics, uses it in a recent song. Jesse Sheidlower