Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 14:53:39 -0700

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: ?Earliest Citation of "Bite Me"

This is very interesting, in a weird sort of way. I remember the retort,

"Bite me!" from the late 50s/early 60s -- actually in a teenage context

in an Assemblies of G*d Church. As I reflect on it, it was an only

slightly-disguised homosexual reference in the way it was used. My

reference is Wilmington CA, a port suburb of Los Angeles.

On Sat, 28 Oct 1995, Alan R Slotkin wrote:

Lighter's Historical Dictionary of Am Slang gives 1977 for "bite the big one"

but nothing for the related "bite me."

However, I remember hearing/using this in the late 50s in Miami, FL.