Date: Fri, 31 Mar 1995 07:45:46 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 28 Mar 1995 >Saw this on Bubba-L and thought y'all might know what to make of it. >aholland.irss[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > >... a book that I'm sure you know: Johnny Reb by Bell Irwin >Wiley. In the chapter about how Confederate soldiers entertained >themselves, he >mentions the standing joke of soldiers shouting "here's your mule." I >know this line from the song "Goober Peas." (When the farmer passes, the >soldiers have a rule; to cry out at their loudest, "Mr., here's your >mule.") >What does the phrase mean? Mr. Wiley doesn't explain it, which makes me >wonder if it is impolite I once heard the expression "loping your mule" as meaning male masturbation. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]