Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 14:39:29 -0500 From: Jody Subject: topic. 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 and usage? Thanks Jody \\|// ( 0-0 ) -----.ooo0--(_)--0ooo.----- Joseph Charles Streible, Jr. ====> "Jody" jcstre01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Morehead State University .ooo0 ------( )-----0ooo.------ \ ( ( ) \_) ) / (_/