Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 15:28:41 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: ?Pea Turkey Squat (fwd)
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Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 11:00:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marian Drabkin drabk#mm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]oak2.ci.oakland.ca.us
To: "Curtis R. Rogers" CURTIS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]leo.scsl.state.sc.us
Cc: stumpers-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU, CURTIS[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]leo.scsl.state.sc.us
Subject: Re: ?Pea Turkey Squat
It's probably related to the term "diddly squat" for the same meaning.
I'd hazard a guess (don't flame me for guessing, please!) that "squat"
here is only a euphemism for excrement, as in "aw, he don't know s__t!"
Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Curtis R. Rogers wrote:
Patron is asking for the origin of what we believe to
be a southern colloquialism - but cannot locate.
to be used in the phrase:
You don't know 'pea turkey squat' about that!
meaning you don't know anything about that...
Thanks in advance!
SC State Library