Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Dec 28 16:13:52 UTC 2000

>>Us southerners who use cock = pussy are amazed at the "uneducated"
>>suggestion. I suppose y'all educated speakers write "pussy" in
>>y'all's books?

No doubt many refined and erudite ladies and gentlemen use "cock" =
"pussy", but the persons I happened to hear it from in the Detroit area
weren't bookish sorts -- they weren't southerners either, IIRC. I haven't
seen it much in books to this day; surely I've seen "cock" = "penis" 1000
times as often ... maybe I've been tending toward Yankee authors. "Pussy"
certainly is very common in fine literature: remember Ian Fleming's Pussy
Galore? [No doubt somewhere there is an analogous character named Lotta
Cock but I think I've missed that work so far.]

Most northerners don't use "cock" = "pussy" or even understand it AFAIK,
but the derivative "cockhound" is more generally used, I think. Just my
casual impressions.

-- Doug Wilson

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