Date: Thu, 30 Mar 1995 15:05:06 -0500 From: "Jerry (NMN) Miller" Subject: more on had the biscuit I confess I had never heard "had the biscuit" until now and found the explanations both fascinating and somewhat disgusting (does that lead us forth into any connections between "circle jerk," "jerk"--as in, "he's a real jerk"-- and "jerk-off"--as in "he's a real jerk-off"? or would we rather keep it civilized?) Anyway, back to the original premise, the expression I have always heard for a failure or disaster was "had the course" (or perhaps "had the coarse," since I never actually saw it written out?). Any explanations for the origin of that somewhat less disgusting (at least that is my fervent hope) alternate? jmiller