gobdaw (fwd)

Steve Hicks Hixmaddog at AOL.COM
Tue May 29 21:58:42 UTC 2001


One "gob-" compound that may be
familiar to North American English-
speakers: the candy called (on the
package) "Gobstoppers."  Generic
"gobstopper" is, I think, more of a
current Irishism for any substance
(trademarked or not) stuffed into a
noisy child's mouth

BTW, the "-shite" of "gobshite" is
the same as that of "shitepoke," recently
under discussion here.

                                           Steve Hicks

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