"I must, I must, I must increase my bust" (1970)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 11 21:39:09 UTC 2005

At 3:01 PM -0600 1/11/05, Mullins, Bill wrote:
>  >
>>  This is all very interesting, and it's great to have the
>>  material for comparative textual analysis.  But what I'm
>>  wondering is what we
>>  *boys* were singing in *our* locker room at the same time.  For the
>>  life of me, I can't recall.   Much less whether it worked.
>>  larry
>In _my_ eighth-grade locker room, no self-respecting boy would admit
>to _needing_ to increase the size of his parts.  Despite any
>evidence in the shower to the contrary ("The water was too cold --
>shrinkage!").  It would be much more likely to have heard something
>like "Well, you may walk up and stick it in, but I stick it in and then
>walk up".

Ah, yes--shrinkage.  Is that an anachronism, or did this exist as a
technical term of art before that Seinfeld episode with Jerry and
George, and the incredulous Elaine ("It...shrinks??!!")?


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