Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 09:22:32 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: Re: toboggan On Wed, 29 Nov 1995, Wayne Glowka wrote: > (i.e., "whore, whore, whore"). However, black college students told me > last week that "ho" (i.e., "whore") now refers to a promiscuous male; a > promiscuous female is called a "freak." The etymological explanation > offered to me posited that the new meaning for "freak" comes from Atlanta's > "Freaknik" since this party offers numerous opportunities for one-time > anonymous sex ("which is the best way to have it," the student said). I don't think this is a new usage, or not very new. What about that '70s song "Superfreak" ("She's a freak--superfreaky!")? "Freak" is also used in this sense in Spike Lee's _School Daze_, which is about eight (??) years old. Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]