End of ADS-L Digest - 28 Jun 1997 to 29 Jun 1997 ************************************************ From - Tue Jul 01 18:46:44 1997 Received: from acs1.byu.edu by alaska.et.byu.edu; Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:01:10 -0600 (MDT) Received: from DIRECTORY-DAEMON by yvax.byu.edu (PMDF V5.1-8 #16477) id <01IKP6DTRPGW003HYL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]yvax.byu.edu> for lilliek[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]et.byu.edu; Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:01:00 MDT Received: from listmail.cc.uga.edu ("port 2275"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]listmail.cc.uga.edu) by yvax.byu.edu (PMDF V5.1-8 #16477) with ESMTP id <01IKP6DOTL6O0031DT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]yvax.byu.edu> for dianel[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]byu.edu; Mon, 30 Jun 1997 22:00:57 -0600 (MDT) Received: from uga.cc.uga.edu by listmail.cc.uga.edu (LSMTP for Windows NT v1.1a) with SMTP id <0.D64F5440[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]listmail.cc.uga.edu>; Tue, 01 Jul 1997 00:00:51 -0400 Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA) by UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (LMail V1.2c/1.8c) with BSMTP id 2409; Tue, 01 Jul 1997 00:00:13 -0400 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 1997 00:00:12 -0400 From: Automatic digest processor Subject: ADS-L Digest - 29 Jun 1997 to 30 Jun 1997 Sender: American Dialect Society To: Recipients of ADS-L digests Reply-to: American Dialect Society Message-id: <01IKP6DP5WSI0031DT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]yvax.byu.edu> X-Mozilla-Status: 2001 There are 12 messages totalling 399 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Drop the Big One [was: Re: MIKE TYSON SPECIAL: Bite ] (2) 2. Wazoo galore 3. galore 4. Agita (3) 5. Ozark Folk, the Clean Air Act, and Pollution Credits (4) 6. Ozark Folk etc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 29 Jun 1997 22:02:44 -0700 From: David Harnick-Shapiro Subject: Drop the Big One [was: Re: MIKE TYSON SPECIAL: Bite ] On Sun, 29 Jun 1997 03:01, "Barry A. Popik" writes: > RHHDAS has "bite the big one" from 1977, although I remember it a bit > earlier. This refers to fellatio as the "big one." There is a nice RHHDAS > entry on "big one," but it surprisingly omits the famous song by Tom > Lehrer--"Let's drop the big one now! Let's drop the big one now!"--that > antedates its "atomic destruction" entries. I think you're mixing two songs. (This is all from memory, so pray pardon any minor errors.) Tom Lehrer's WW III fight song (I'm guessing 1964, from his work with the short-lived TV program "That Was the Week That Was") goes Little Johnny Jones was a US pilot And no shrinking violet Was he ... And this is what he said on His way to Armageddon: "So long, Mom, we're off to drop the Bomb So don't wait up for me ... Randy Newman has a song about how America wants to be everybody's friend, but They don't like us anyhow So let's drop the Big One now ... BOOM goes London, and BOOM Paree More room for you, and more room for me... This was probably late 1970s (too late to push back any "atomic destruction" entry dates?). -------- David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ics.uci.edu Information and Computer Science University of California, Irvine