Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 17:57:37 -0400

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

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

My intuition is that "bite me" is relatively new--within the last 20

years or so--and I guess it comes from "bite my ass," in insulting retort

related to "kiss my ass" and which is surely much older.

"Bite me"thus strikes me as a kind of politer form of "kiss my ass."