sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Jan 15 01:02:25 UTC 2003
I doubt that 60+ New Englanders would be good authorities on the expression.
I am 58 and also remember it from my early college days(1962).
In "The F Word" by Jesse Sheidlower,
"Fucking A" was certainly in use in WWII. But those "60+" NE'ders weren't
around in WWII to know that, were they? They probably associate the two
because Flying A gasoline was so prevalent? in NE.
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From: "David Bergdahl" <bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU>
To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 1:35 PM
Subject: F**king-A and on accident
1. At lunch today one of the group claimed that the expression "f**king-A"
was a play on Flying-A gas stations, a New England chain--someone mentioned
Tidewater Oil. The two people we heard it from were 60+ New Englanders.
Any insight from the group?
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