Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:57:49 -0400
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
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.
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com