Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 21:51:04 -0500 From: Ronald Butters 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."