Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 03:10:00 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
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."
This coincides with the expression "getting cornholed." It has nothing to
do with corny jokes.