Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 22:09:14 -0400
From: "William H. Smith" wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATL.MINDSPRING.COM
Subject: Re: Golden Oldies
At 11:32 AM 7/7/97 -0400, Ron Butters wrote:
.... Did you check the obvious slang dictionary sources before asking this
No, the holdings at Piedmont College are rather small, and library budgets
are getting smaller (and perhaps smaller still if Richard Jewel has his
way), and I didn't have time to drive "Out of the hills of Habersham/ Down
through the valleys of Hall" to the 'Plastic City" (Athens). Anyway, my
wife said, "You can find these things on the internet." Besides, it opened
an interesting thread.
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
later Karl reported that when he was in Jamaica a little girl asked if he
wanted to see her 'cockle' (for money, of course).