Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Sep 12 15:09:24 UTC 2003

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 10:52:46AM -0400, Baker, John wrote:
>  The Jargon File suggests,
>, that "choad"
> was inherited through 1960s underground comics.  I can
> confirm that the underground comic artist Robert Crumb, and
> perhaps others, did use the term.  The underground comics
> had precisely the sort of uninformed interest in Eastern sex
> that could lead to an erroneous appropriation of the word.
> Of course, this means only that the derivation is plausible,
> and nothing more.  I don't have any copies of Zap Comix
> handy, but I don't think Crumb ever claimed an Eastern or
> other particular derivation for "choad."

There's no question about this, and HDAS cites Zap Comix
as its first example.

I'll let Jonathon "I was there" Green's response stand
for me as to the other point.

Jesse Sheidlower

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