A new equivalent of "Joe Blow"?

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Jan 3 19:50:59 UTC 2005

Another variant is "Heywood Jablome".  A radio shock jock pretending to use
this name was quoted in a Charleston Post and Courier article a couple years


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From: Jonathan Lighter
Sent: 1/3/2005 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: A new equivalent of "Joe Blow"?

The Net seemsto offer no legitimate exx. of "Blomee" as a surname.  I
did discover half a dozen or more instances of "Joe Blow-me" as a
synonym for "Joe Blow."

It may be that some users of "Joe Blow-me" do not feel that the term is

HDAS examples of "Joe Blow" begin in the early '40s (unless Ben or Bill
can push it back further). There is no evidence, but one is now led to
wonder how many early users found it, too, to be "unprintably" vulgar.


"Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
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Forwarded from Gerald Cohen:


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Here's at least a partial answer to Doug Wilson's query about people
Blomee: We must be aware of the names containing a double entendre. The
supposed "Haywood U. Blomee" is really "Hey, would you blow me" and
N. Blomee" is "You go and blow me." Now, with red flags popping up for
"Blomee" in these two cases, maybe "Christina Blomee" contains a similar
hidden salacious message. My immediate suspicion: "Christina, blow me in
Khao Lak." Of course the journalist didn't introduce this salacious
message; s/he merely found it somewhere, and accepted it at face value.

If "Blomee" is a frequent surname, I'll reconsider my last suggestion.

Gerald Cohen


-- Doug Wilson

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