Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:26:55 -0500
From: CARRIE SUSANN ADDINGTON csaddi01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: Okay....new topic.
On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Jody wrote:
JODY- i was wondering how long it would be until you brought up rat's
ass. sorry about the falty message sent before. I have heard the term
rat's ass quite frequently in my hometown, and I can honestly say, I have
no idea of its importance. I suppose just another slang term. If
someone were to reply to me that they didn't give a rat's ass what I was
saying, I would have to be offended with their implication that my
statement was as ugly and unimportant as a rat's ass-pretty offending.
Class discussion has lead to a question about a specific term used quite
often in the English language (at least, the English language to which I
am accustomed to listening).....the term "rat's ass" (i.e. I don't give a
rat's ass what he says!) What does it really mean? And where does it
originate? Also, are there any other terms that are similar in makeup
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Joseph Charles Streible, Jr.
jcstre01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]morehead-st.edu
Morehead State University
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Carrie Susann Addington
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