Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 09:08:09 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka 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 > I have a dim memory of the word with that meaning from junior high days in San Antonio, TX, in the mid-60s. Wayne Glowka