End of ADS-L Digest - 28 Oct 1995 to 29 Oct 1995 ************************************************ There are 17 messages totalling 418 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. ?Earliest Citation of "Bite Me" (2) 2. folk/folklore (10) 3. ?Earliest Citation o 4. BITE ME 5. Sulking Over Silky Milk & Other Words of That Ilk (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 08:45:49 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: ?Earliest Citation of "Bite Me" >I recall "Bite my ass" in teenage male speech from the 1940s and 1950s >in South Texas. Could have connections to North Texas or Arkansas. It >could be a way of "telling off" someone who had done something mildly >or greatly offinsive to the prospective "bitee." Though salatious to a >degree, I don't recall it being fellatious. One could also say "Well, >bite my ass" to indicate low credibility upon hearing something someone >said. Or one could say it upon hitting one's thumb instead of a nail. > DMLance Somehow it scares me to think that "bite me" is "fellatious" (is this your coinage, Don?). I also thought it meant "bite my ass"--a possibly painful but less seriously damaging kind of bite, I imagine.