Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 21:42:53 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: "smathered"

On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, David Robertson wrote:

And has anybody else heard the expression "cobbed", as for example

when my 62 - year - old dad says "Boy, when we took my brother to the

casino, we really got cobbed on that one!" It means 'royally screwed

over', I think, but evidently isn't considered obscene...

I'd forgotten all about this expression. We used it exactly that way when

I was iln college (U of Iowa, 1958-62). I recall it from highschool as

well. Did you check the Random House slang dictionary?