Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:12:26 -0500

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

Subject: "cobbed" etc.

I think Dennis and Seth are absolutely right about the connection of

COBBED with "CORNHOLE". However, it is the case that COBBED and REAMED

are a little different in semantic range from SCREWED--COBBED and REAMED

can (for me) mean simply 'defeated badly': Duke was recently

REAMED/COBBED (cf. CREAMED) by EMU at basketball, but they were not SCREWED.