Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 21:51:04 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Re: cobbed
On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, Bob Haas wrote:
Does this term allude to the pre-toilet-paper usage of corn cobs for
personal hygiene? If so, "cobbed" certainly has more flair than, say,
"getting really Sears catalogued." Hmm.
I always assumed that the meaning was cruder than 'toilet paper'--that it
had somethilng to do with the insertion of the cob into the anal canal.
But I read Faulkner's SANCTUARY (in which a charactger named "Popeye" uses
a corn cob as a tool for commiting a horrible rape) in
high school, and that may have affected my perception of the meaning
here--that and the commonplace Iowa expression "He walks like he has a cob
up his arse."