Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 09:01:33 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Rat F---

At 07:06 AM 10/29/97 -0500, you wrote:

From: "Ron Rabin" rabinrl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

When I was an undergraduate at Berkeley in the 60s the term "rat fuck,"

meaning a prank or joke played on someone, was common. But I've never

heard it or read it since. Does anyone else know this term?

When I was flipping through a few slang dictionaries about rat's ass, I came

across "rat fuck" which if I recall was a military term (going back a number

of decades to before the 60s) for (something like) any lousy, messed up

situation or operation. But I don't have those dictionaries here at the

office with me now....

Gregory {Greg} Downing, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]