F*** with = have sex with?

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Dec 14 03:14:10 UTC 2005

>At 8:01 PM -0500 12/13/05, James Landau wrote:
>>Somewhat off-topic, but my Drill Sergeant in Basic Training came up with
>>this gem:
>>"Don't fuck with the cooks, and if they fuck with you, I'll fuck them over."
>>Two different meanings of "fuck with" in one sentence.  "Don't disturb
>>(mild) the cooks, and if they cause trouble (much more serious) for you, I
>>will (something)."
>>>  --larry, proud to have been under the same covers as Prof. Quang,
>>>  literarily speaking
>>assuming this was a hardback or paperback, just not a stack of mimeographed
>>sheets stapled together with the title page on top, then the word
>>"literally" can also be used.
>>        - James A. Landau      *** new address JJJRLandau at earthlink.net ****
>The volume in question was _Studies out in left field: Defamatory
>essays presented to James D. McCawley on the occasion of his 33rd or
>34th birthday_, edited by the famous linguistic Arnold M. Zwicky et
>al. and published (by Linguistic Research, Inc., Edmonton and
>Champaign, 1971) with a magically disintegrating binding, so I think
>we can say it was a paperback that rather rapidly morphed into a
>stack of sheets unstapled together.
>larry (a.k.a. Prof. Forthcoming Larynx-horn, or something of the sort)

It was reissued by John Benjamins a few years ago. Much better binding.


Barbara Need

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