Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 03:10:00 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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. Seth